Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene Trail

Snohomish County, Washington

Distance1.8mi
Elevation Gain1,538ft
Trailhead Elevation1,188ft
Top1,530ft
Elevation Min/Max623/1530ft
Elevation Start/End1188/1176ft

Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene Trail

Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene Trail is a hiking trail in Snohomish County, Washington. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 1,188 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,538 feet. The Honeymoon Mine (elevation 1,257 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: National Forest Development Road 6020 and Lake Serene Trail.

Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Roaring out of beautiful Lake Serene above and falling more than 1,000 vertical feet across five sections, Bridal Veil Falls may be one of Washington’s most dramatic cascades. It’s so big that it’s hard to take it all in—indeed only two of the five sections are viewable from the trail.

Nevertheless, hikers interested in bathing in its glory will do just that as the falls’ abundant spray is hard to avoid—and is usually a welcome relief after the switchback- laden hike up from the trailhead."

"A beautiful waterfall flows out of Lake Serene above and cascades below the rugged east wall of Mount Index at the end of a safe, newly constructed trail, No. 1068, on the east side of Bridal Veil Creek. Take time to see and enjoy a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls and climb flights of steps paralleling the falls.

Children will be fascinated as they stand directly beside the water and look up a 100-foot rock face to see the streams of water that make up the bridal veil pouring beside them. An old nearby mine, the Honeymoon Mine, brought the original nineteenth-century travelers to the Lake Serene area."

Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene Trail Reviews

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6/25/2012
This was a great trail! Great views, great heart rate (switchbacks) and great payoff at the top. The lake is BEAUTIFUL! I brough both my dogs, everyone on the trail didn't seem to mind, and more so welcomed them. There were many other dogs as well. The lake was semi covered with ice still and the trail a bit muddy at times but a great hike overall
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6/12/2011
incredible, great for kids. can get right up to the falls. about 5 miles out and back without hitting Lake Serene (just to falls).
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5/16/2010
Good trail for early in the summer or late spring. Fairly easy trail, incredible waterfall and views into the valley. Very crowded, get there very early if going on a weekend.
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5/16/2009
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10/21/2007
Trail head is marked only Lake Serene, no mention of Bridal Veil Falls. The trail starts as you go past a road barrier and head up a road. When I was there this morning, there were walking sticks left by the trail head sign. I would have been helped much by taking one! There are upwards of 20 water crossings on the trail to the falls, and the last 8 are guaranteed to fill your boots at the very least. It was a very rainy day so perhaps other days are not so bad, but at this point, the trail is largely covered in mud and running water, especially further along. I wore head to toe Gore-Tex and I still ended up soaked within the first 30 minutes. The falls are gorgeous. The last 1/2 mile is pretty steep, with water rushing down the trail, and the smaller falls you have to navigate through to get to the end are full and difficult to cross. It's worth the view, as it's such a short trip, but this is not a place I'd take a child.
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Trail Information

Snohomish County
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Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Waterfalls
Features
Mt. Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District; www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbs/about- forest/offices/cid=fsbdev7_001655; (360) 677-2414
Local Contacts
DeLorme Washington Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 47 8C
Local Maps

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Aug 2018