Nat'l Public Lands Day! Evergreen Mountain Lookout Trail

Skykomish Ranger District

8:30AM - 3:30PM
Sat, Sep 24, 2011

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Hwy 2 near Skykomish. The trail is a short but somewhat steep climb to the summit of Evergreen Mountain, on top of which is perched a Forest Service lookout constructed in 1935 for the purpose of detecting forest fires and is now available as a rental. The road all the way to the trail head has recently been re-opened after several years of closure. There should be plenty of work along this beautiful little trail, especially brushing.

The trail is a short but somewhat steep climb to the summit of Evergreen Mountain, on top of which is perched a Forest Service lookout constructed in 1935 for the purpose of detecting forest fires. Recently the lookout has been restored and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The lookout is available to the public for rental.

Driving directions:
From Seattle, drive north on I-5 to Everett and take exit 194 onto US 2. Drive east on US 2 to Skykomish. About 0.5 mile east of the Skykomish turn left (north) onto the Beckler River Road (Forest Service Road 65). Approximately 7 miles after leaving US 2 the pavement on FSR 65 ends and there are three intersecting roads. Continue straight ahead on FSR 65. Within the next mile there is a Y intersection with FSR 6550, which goes to the right. Stay left on FSR 65 and continue approximately 5 more miles to Jack Pass. At Jack Pass turn right onto FSR 6550, proceeding in a southeasterly direction. NOTE: THE SIGNAGE AT JACK PASS IS EITHER BAD OR NON EXISTANT. AFTER THE PASS, THE MAIN R0AD FSR 65 STARTS DOWNHILL. THIS IS YOUR CLUE THAT YOU HAVE MISSED JACK PASS AND THE TURN ONTO FSR 6550. In about 1 mile on FSR 6550 turn left (east) on FSR 6554 and continue about 8.7 miles to the trail head(Driving time from Seattle: approximately 2 hours.) Also, if you wish to avoid I-5 and the Everett traffic and you are coming from the south, you can drive I-405 north from Bellevue and just before Woodinville turn onto Highway 522 to Monroe/Stevens Pass. At Monroe you join Highway 2 and continue according to the above instructions.

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GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head


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