Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls

Index, Washington 98256

Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls

Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Lake Serene might be the perfect swimming hole. With a fantastic location below the northern wall of Mount Index, crystal-clear water, and a collection of sun-soaked boulders along the shore for diving, it’s hard to imagine any better place to spend a summer’s day. The tough hike in only adds to the experience, keeping away the worst of the crowds and making the swim seem that much more inviting.

Both Galena and Mineral City were once boomtowns in the 1800s, but later fell into decline. The final approach road is the original route between the two towns, graded for an expected railroad line that was never built. The trail follows the same path, beginning where the rutted road becomes impassable to all vehicles at a barrier of scattered blocks and boulders. Expect a steady uphill climb, although it is never particularly steep or demanding."

Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls Reviews

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the trail wasnt to busy but space on the rocks along the lakes shore line was hard pressed with just the few that were there. trail was well maintained but rough with some water on the trail

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 to 6 hours
Hikable late spring–fall
500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,600 feet
Top Elevation
Green Trails: Index 142; USGS Index
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018