Lake Serene Trail

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Lake Serene Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Bar, WA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.8 miles 2326 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

From Everett, east on US 2 to mile marker 35. Turn right after the marker on Mount Index Road (FSR 6020) and travel 0.3 miles. Turn right at the fork onto FSR 6020-109 and go 0.1 miles to the trailhead on the left.


2 days ago

hiking

Fantastic Hike! 22 switch backs lead to the most gorgeous destination! Well worth the climb!


22 days ago


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1 month ago

hiking

Busy but beautiful trail. Not great for small dogs -- I had to lift mine over a few rocks. And it was so foggy up top that I could barely see past the waters edge of Lake Serene. But I loved the waterfalls and old growth forest.


1 month ago

hiking

amazing hike! Definetly hard straight uphill rocky hike. Not for Grandma! The top a glacier lake to take a dip in. Great booty & leg workout.


1 month ago

hiking

Challenging but worth it !


1 month ago

Crowded. Beautiful. Challenging.


1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago

Be careful the park ranger was out giving $130 tickets if your dog is off a leash. Loved the lake and all the waterfalls. A bit rocky.


1 month ago

hiking

Beautiful lake! Lots of people. Definitely get there early.


1 month ago


1 month ago

Lake Serene? More like Lake I Can't See Anything smh. C'mon guys this is a team effort here. I write a review of trail conditions for you guys to read, and you do the same in return. The squad and I powered through this monster of a hike to only to be met by fog and poor visibility at the top. Not like this was gonna stop us from jumping in the lake and getting a little wet though ;) On the bright side of things, we passed hella people continuing our infinite pass ratio at an estimated 200 passes/0 passes conceded for the summer. This included passing the same people multiple times - I'm tired of seeing these fat a$$es on my trail, their discover passes should be revoked. We also enjoyed the mile detour (just a stone's throw for the hike squad) to see the stunning Bridal Veil Falls. At the top of the hike, we encountered a massive black crow (raven?) which fed off my almonds yet refused to perch on my arm or get close to me or do anything in return. I guess birds aren't the only black thing in this country that complain and ask for more yet do literally nothing productive for our society I'm just kidding folks I'm just kidding I'm not racist I voted for Obama in 2008. In conclusion, this hike offered excitement and potential but ultimately failed to satisfy and deliver. Overall rating: SOMEWHAT LIT
#MikesForTheHikes #HikesForTheLikes


1 month ago

hiking

Great hike overall, was a lot of uphill switchbacks. The swim and view at the top is amazing and very relaxing. Over prep and pace yourself accordingly. All day hike. High ankle boots preferred.


1 month ago

Wonderful hike. The Lake is gorgeous, very calming. Get up early. The trail gets very crowded after 9AM


2 months ago

hiking


2 months ago

hiking

So beautiful- worth it even in the rain, the trees cover you almost the entire way and the lake is a great place to Hang out before heading back down. Went on a Saturday in the middle of June and wasn't too crowded either.


2 months ago

awsome hike definitely a good leg work out. went early morning got soaked, great veiws and is a must do hike


2 months ago


2 months ago


2 months ago

Such a beautiful hike. It is definitely a difficult hike but so worth it. If you're a beginner I would wait until you've accomplished easy hikes.