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on Lake Serene Trail

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6 days ago

Amazing hike in 4 inches then about 4-5 feet at the top of snow on Jan 11th. Came prepared, layers and had lunch at the lake (CHILLY!)

The waterfalls were frozen over and the lake was burried under snow, just beautiful. Difficult to get to the top and took our time since there were points where there was no trail at all.

Full gear recommended for the snow.

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike. Beautiful and peaceful with the sound of the falls almost the whole way. Brought the dog with and he loved it.

Not my favorite though I'll admit waterfalls aren't my thing. Fairly standard PNW hike - the falls are impressive enough especially from the middle, but I just didn't find the rest of the trail and the crowds to be worth it.

Definitely well maintained and good for families with a bathroom in the beginning and good signage, parking lot, etc.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Awesome hike yesterday! It was super snowy at the top and no wind at all! The last mile is quite the incline, but worth it for the view :) We wore snow shoes and were fine without crampons!

Easy access to parking and trail. Beautiful views of waterfalls, river, and mountains. There's a lot of up hill trail to get to the middle and upper falls but it's very doable even if you don't consider yourself "in shape." We did not do the part of the trail that leads to the lake but plan on going back and checking it out. There are some really cute cabins near the trails, you can rent them by the day/night if your looking to make a weekend of it.

hiking
1 month ago

I'm not beginner hiker. But I have to say it's toughest hike I've done. the trail is hard to find and follow. the last part of the trail is very steep. it took us more than 2 hours to reach the lake. Made it back to my car right before complete dark. me and my dogs are exhausted. we saw only one hiker on the logging road returning after failed attempt to find the trail.

on Lake Serene Trail

2 months ago

Like others have mentioned, the trail is very well kept and in surprisingly good shape with all the rain. The hike itself progresses from easy to challenging as you pass the lower falls and make your way up.