I've driven past this hike on US 2 countless times with grander adventures in mind. But it was a great day to get my friend Paul and Lynn's new husky Rowan out on the trail.
The one mile or so hike up to the lookout is rewarded with a nice view across the valley to Mt. Index, with Lake Serene below, though not visible.
On the way down, the dogs played a bit more.
And Boomer actually heard a squirrel.
Heybrook is a nice short hike that has some uphill stretches to get you warmed up. It's a fun hike if you don't have a lot of time.