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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Stacey Ulrey (76)

10 Completed0 Reviews

Stacey Ulrey (76)

10 Completed0 Reviews

Mark Hooton (238)

16 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.

Becca Lewis (92)

2 Completed2 Reviews

If hiking in winter/spring, go early, before the sun goes behind the mountain at the top.

Scott Dalrymple (135)

4 Completed2 Reviews

Dmitri Essiounine (154)

9 Completed7 Reviews

John Walters (278)

55 Completed9 Reviews

fantastic,,,, obviously see the falls also,,

Jacob Bearchum (110)

7 Completed7 Reviews

Fantastic hike. The first 3rd incline is steady but not difficult, and at the end you're treated to some beautiful water falls. After that the last 2 3rds get much steeper but plenty of places to stop and rest. During the last 3rd there are tons of beautiful wide open views of the surrounding area but it pales in comparison to Lake Serene at the summit. Generally quite busy but absolutely worth it.

Marcus Osborn (258)

23 Completed7 Reviews

Always busy on the weekends, so get there early. Or go during the week, lots of incline so be prepared with plenty of water. The lake is pretty with not much clear access around the lake but you can get around if you try. Bridal veil falls is on the trail and worth the extra mile hike. shortly after that turn off if you continue on the lake serene trail there is a wooden bridge. Right after the wooden bridge there is a quick right turn up along the creek and you can get right under the lower part of bridal veil. Worth the look and give yourself plenty of time to explore.