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Heybrook Lookout

Central Cascades

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WTA Member


Hiked Dec 1, 2010

Type of Hike

Day hike


Snowfields to cross - could be difficult
Heybrook Lookout is a short easy winter hike and offers fun snowshoe opportunities along the ridgeline access roads. The trailhead is literally on the side of Highway 2 just east of Index past the world famous Espresso Chalet. The snowplows cleared a bit of shoulder for parking. It is total snow right from the start - about 3" at the trailhead and a foot or more deep up at the top. We cleared the smaller blowdowns but there are many more up there. All are easily stepped over. The views from the lookout are fabulous, especially Mt. Index and Mt. Baring. Definitely gaiters for this hike and trax are very helpful. Snowshoes on top will allow you to ramble off trail and explore. Heybrook makes a good little side trip in conjunction with other shorter hikes if you need a little more workout.