Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

A moderate hike of 2.6 miles round trip and 850 feet of elevation gain to a lookout off Highway 2 just beyond the town of Index. This is an area often used by our Basic Navigation Course's field trips.

getting there

Drive SR-2 to the Heybrook Lookout trailhead just past the town of Index.

on the trail

heybrook lookout

Hike 1.3 miles and 850 feet up to the lookout at 1,700 ft on Heybrook Ridge.

heybrook ridge

Continue on  up the ridge to the area is used by our Navigation committee for the Basic Navigation Course. The trail tops out at the lookout at 1,700 ft. Students in the course travel off trail 500 to 1,000 feet of elevation gain further up the ridge and hike 6+ miles over the course of the field trip.

Information for leaders

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a day hike, please limit your group size to 12 people, unless it is for a Navigation Course field trip or stewardship trip.
  • Please book only one group per day unless this is for the combined Wilderness Navigation Course Field Trip where one field trip is for the "regular" course  and one is for the pilot eLearning course.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 2.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • 1,700 ft
Map
  • USGS Baring
  • USGS Index
  • Green Trails Index No. 142
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Day Hike - Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

Day Hiking Trip
Experienced Wilderness Navigation instructors will test run (pilot) a revised Wilderness Navigation Field Trip curriculum.
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Sep 21
Seattle Branch

Stewardship - Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

Stewardship Trip
Clear brush and other undergrowth from the Wilderness Navigation field trip area.
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Oct 6, 2018
No Prerequisites
4 participants
Registration closes Oct 4
Seattle Branch

Wilderness Navigation Field Trip - Students and Instructors - Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

Navigation Field trip: Wilderness Navigation Course
Wilderness Navigation Field Trip - Students and instructors. Registration opens 8/1/18
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Nov 3, 2018
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Oct 31
Seattle Branch
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  • Heybrook Lookout
  • Heybrook Lookout Maintenance
  • Heybrook Ridge
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