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Established Camping

Heybrook Lookout

About

USDA Forest Service

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Overview

The Heybrook Lookout sits atop its namesake ridge at 1,700 feet. The lookout itself rises 67 feet above the ridgeline and provides spectacular views of breathtaking glacial peaks surrounding the valley. The first Heybrook fire lookout was a simple tent platform built in 1925. The Forest Service replaced it seven years later with a 45-foot log leg tower, with a ground-level cabin intended as sleeping quarters for fire rangers; however, rampant rodents eventually drove the rangers up into the tower where they lived until a 67-foot lookout was built in 1964. Heybrook Lookout is one of only 106 lookouts left in Washington State.

Recreation

Hiking, birding and wildlife viewing are popular activities around the lookout.

Facilities

Hiking, birding and wildlife viewing are popular activities around the lookout.

Natural Features

On a clear day, guests at Heybrook Lookout see views of Mount Index and Bridal Veil Falls, Mount Baring, Mount Persis and the Wild Sky Wilderness. Wildlife is abundant, and guests may catch a glimpse of black bears, bobcat, elk or bald eagle. Wolves are making a comeback to the area, but they are usually heard and not seen.

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (360) 677-2414.

Nearby Attractions

Deception Falls Picnic Area, Lake Serene/Bridal Veil Falls hikes, and the Iron Goat historic interpretive trail.

Fee Info

<p>Heybrook Lookut is now open for resevationsfor the 2023 season. There is no pay and scan</p>
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Location

Heybrook Lookout is located in Washington

Detail location of campground

Directions

Drive U.S. 2 for 2 miles east of the town of Index, just past milepost 37. Limited parking for the trailhead is located on the north side of the highway across from the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest sign. From the trailhead, it is a 1 mile hike to the lookout with an elevation gain of 900 feet. Tenants must climb 84 steps in order to reach the main cabin.

Address

PO Box 305
Skykomish, WA 98288

Coordinates

47.8083972 N
121.5352 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Features

For Campers

  • Firewood Available