Bridal Veil Falls and Lunch Rock via Lake Serene Trail

Hiking Tours

Bridal Veil Falls and Lunch Rock via Lake Serene Trail

Learn about this 14.6-kilometer out-and-back trail near Gold Bar, Washington. It is generally regarded as a difficult route, and it takes an average of 5 h 34 min to finish. Because this is a popular hiking region, you will most likely come across other people while exploring. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.

Lake Serene is an alpine lake in Washington State's Cascade Mountains. The Lake Serene Trail is a well-known trek in the Mount Baker Snoqualamie Forest. The trailhead is located near Stevens Pass on Mount Index Road. Make an early start to ensure you have a parking spot at the trailhead.

The elevation rise compensates for the trail's short length. The first kilometer and a half miles weave across a well-kept and gently steep trail, at the conclusion of which you can opt to continue on Bridal Veil Falls Trail to Bridal Veil Falls or to Lake Serene. The extra mile is definitely worth it to view the falls.


After returning to Serene Lake Trail, the two miles to the lake involve a significant climb over a series of long, wooden steps, steep tunnels, and switchbacks. A very steep hill will be encountered approximately 1.4 miles into the lake trail.

When you arrive at the lake, you will be rewarded by a breathtaking blue lake surrounded by steep mountains and relics of the previous winter snowfall. Locate a location along. This beautiful lake to eat lunch and relax.

You may also cross a log bridge and follow a short trail from the lake to a large, smooth rock known as "Lunch Rock," where people relax and jump into the lake. When you're finished, go back the way you came.

It is necessary to have a Northwest Forest Pass. If you do not have a parking pass, there is a $15 cost. In the winter, microspikes are advised.