Lake Serene Trail

#1 of 26 trails in Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest

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Lake Serene Trail is a 7.2 mile 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 and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.

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Ross Jennings (309)

4 Completed5 Reviews

Very nice day hike. The first part is pretty flat but the last bit takes a bit of energy. Really worth it. The trail and lake face north so it keeps its snow later than most other places at its elevation. Enough of a hike to stretch your legs but nothing most families can't do.

Josiah Kapoi (200)

12 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome reward for this hike!

Alanna C. (36)

Awesome! Well worth the hike. Trail was pretty busy on way down..get going early to enjoy lake without a lot of other people

suzanne Zimmerli (101)

1 Completed1 Reviews

The trail was wonderful, uphill al the way with a rocky trail and lots of steps for trail preservation. The lake was soectaculat

Kennedi Jensen (66)

5 Completed1 Reviews

This hike was worth it! It gets really steep in some parts especially when you go see the water fall. Took our group longer than expected to get to the stop but again was worth it!

Stacey Ulrey (80)

13 Completed3 Reviews

Stacey Ulrey (80)

13 Completed3 Reviews

Mark Hooton (240)

19 Completed9 Reviews

Very deceiving hike. Says 7.2 miles but the first 5.2 miles are practically flat. I call this one "the stairway to serene" because it was more of a climb up wooden stairs than actual hiking. Beautiful lake once you get to the top. Luckily I went on a weekday so there weren't any crowds.

I also recommend going up Bridal Veil Falls. It's an extra mile out and back but definitely worth it.

Chris Bush (233)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Loved this trail. Went on the 8th of May around 10am. Wasn't too crowded at our start. Coming down there were more people going up. Closer to the top there is a section where WTA has been working and there is an open unfilled rock frame. I just walked the frame instead of the loose rock. What a beautiful destination.