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, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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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.

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trail running
5 days ago

Not the best trail for runnning. The lower section is great but up higher the trail is really rocky in points that make it easy to twist and ankle or trip...and I would never try running here on the weekend, way too many people. I only saw 1 person the whole time starting at 5 am on a cloudy day

hiking
6 days ago

Rocks,switchbacks, and steep stairs make the hike to the top a challenge. However, the scenery gets increasingly better as you go up rewarding you the whole way. Lake Serene was more beautiful than any picture can show.

hiking
10 days ago

Fantastic hiking experience! Highly recommend.
It's a bit of a challenge, but the view of the lake is magical so well worth it.

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11 days ago

A challenging hike, not for the faint of heart; frequent switchbacks provide significant elevation gain. The trail is rocky, and quite steep in parts. Plan to depart early during summer months to avoid the midday heat, and be sure to come prepared with ample food and water.

Intrepid visitors reaching Lake Serene are rewarded with picturesque views across the surrounding Cascade mountains and valley floor below, as well as a refreshing dip in the glacial lake (if you're brave).

Combine your hike with a visit up to the adjacent Bridal Veil Falls for a truly difficult (and gratifying) day of exercise! Highly recommended.

hiking
12 days ago

Awesome!

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13 days ago

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14 days ago

The stairs are kinda painful but the view is very good! We took many breaks so it was 5 hours back and forth. I would recommend Reflection Lakes for people who want to see more lakes.

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14 days ago

15 days ago

Pretty steep at the end of the trail. Don't forget to take breaks and pack enough water. Make sure you explore off the beaten path around the lake. I found some really cool lagoon-like pond areas where not one person was even close to. Amazing trip so worth it. Be very careful on the way down. Unstable rocks and the slope is steep as previously mentioned.

15 days ago

Great Hike. Well maintained trail with a few technical spots. Diverse wild life and foliage. The lake is aptly named, despite the weekday traffic. The side hike to bridal veil falls is worth the extra mile it adds to the trip.

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15 days ago