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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Todd Aagard (123)

7 Completed7 Reviews

The initial metrics on this hike do not prepare you for the last 1.5 miles: Steep!! Wow! Highly recommend it. Do both Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene . . The Falls add 1.0 miles . . But ya can't miss it. The falls would be a world class destination unto itself. The trail starts off, on an old logging road. . . Attitude adjustment please . . . 181 stairs(approx) to the falls. The trail is extremely well maintained . . Very impressed with the amount of work it took to build and to maintain . . Thank you! I got to the trailhead at 4:10 pm . . Church and a $1.98 burger at Sultan Bakery slowed me up, on a very rainy Sunday. Turned out perfect. No one at the lake and didn't see anyone on the way down. Nice sunset. Do not think you will have your std downhill pace . . The actual stairs slow ya down . . I think I was around 2mph on the way down . . It is rocky in spots . . But Wow!! This is a hard steep hike . . Both the falls and the lake are well worth it . . 2 thumbs up! Got back at 9:20pm . The only car in the lot . . Perfect!

Chad O. (38)

Area was beautiful. Was not expecting the trail to be what it was: lots of cut backs and stairs. Very muddy but awesome. Not a first hike of the season tho.

Shami C (62)

2 Completed2 Reviews

You gain 2000 feet in 7.4 miles to reach the lake. Carry a lot of water/Gatorade with you.
Of course it is a difficult hike but the lake is worth the hike. We loved the hike.

Jeremy C. (66)

Ross Jennings (340)

5 Completed6 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 (81)

13 Completed3 Reviews