Climb steeply the first two-thirds of a mile through the old Evergreen Mountain Burn of 1967. Enter a dense forest where the grade eases a bit before reaching a small saddle below the lookout and ascends again to reach the building. The trail is noted for wildflowers, scenery and sighting wildlife. On a clear day see Glacier Peak, Mt. Rainier and a 360-degree vista of surrounding peaks. For more information about volunteering or maintaining the lookout contact the Everett Mountaineers.
The Evergreen Lookout is available July through October weather permitting. Availability is limited to weekdays through the first week of October. Reservations are awarded on a first come first serve basis. Cost is $50 per night plus deposit. Make reservations with www.recreation.gov or after September 17 at the Skykomish Ranger District or call 360-677-2414.
Drive US Highway 2 to just west of milepost 50 (located between the town of Skykomish and the Skykomish Ranger Station). Turn north onto Beckler Road #65, toward Beckler River Campground. From FS Road #65, drive 12.7 miles to Jack Pass, and turn right onto FS Road #6550. Continue about one mile to FS Road #6554, which will be the left fork in the road.