When I arrived at 7AM there were only 7 cars and just a few people in the parking lot. The final snowfield before the lake is rapidly melting out, with many snow bridges and postholes. Top Serene Lake Trail Photos Gallery. Really enjoyed this hike! Lots of fish hitting the surface but I had a spinning rod along (barbless jigs) but you really need a fly rod and flies. We took the trail up to the falls (definitely worth it this time of year, it’s a short half mile but is strenuous). Well maintained trails, little streams crossing (water proof boots-helpful), easier hike to lake falls than lake. Length 4 miElevation gain 1515 ftRoute type Out & Back The lake is a popular place to be in the summertime, yet the trail feels perfectly serene. Lake Serene is located in Frederick County, Virginia. In a couple hundred feet, one will encounter a wet grotto feature. The trail angles up the ridge. I slipped once and there were some other very slippery areas right next to a cliff so you have to be very careful. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. i. This is an 8-mile trail, and the area is for day use only... so it's best to get an early start. Rock Harbor Golf Course (540) 722-7111. Tel: 360.677.2414 It’s a great option if you’re looking for a trail you could easily day hike or backpack and camp. But I thought it was absolutely beautiful and some good hard work. Mount Index opened up and … Lake Serene is west of Highway 99 between Mukilteo and Lynnwood. But the hike to get to the lake is worth it. You could hear multiple mini-avalanches which was awesome. This trail is not really for … save. Absolutely breathtaking! Not bad even with a fairly heavy pack for camping. After climbing for about a mile and gaining about 600 feet, you'll come to the junction Follow #517 to your left and continue uphill. What the trail lacks in length, it makes up for in elevation gain. Sell Your Lake Home. The trail is in the spirit of other rim trails such as the Donner Lake Rim Trail and does a circumnavigation around Serene Lakes. www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs. Lake Serene is an alpine lake nestled in the Cascade mountains of Washington State. Lake Serene is west of Highway 99 between Mukilteo and Lynnwood. Lake Serene is an alpine lake nestled in the Cascade mountains of Washington State. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Easy to follow! share. The trail is primarily used for road biking. Note: There is a 15$ fee for parking if you don't have a pass. It is secluded from the … Be overly prepared. Lake Serene - Bridal Veil Falls - 7.8 Miles Round-Trip Lake Serene is located 3.9 miles from Lake Serene Trailhead off Stevens Pass Highway in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The trail is a 7-mile loop (if you walk the 1-mile around the lake), with a 1,453-foot elevation gain, and is rated as moderate on AllTrails. Lady Luck/AllTrails You'll discover all sorts of incredible sights on the trail, including waterfalls, rugged outcroppings, and smaller trails that lead to surrounding lakes. Video requested by: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh1ktN3L5Ev3DWqtrv77Cvw Julia McCullagh/AllTrails You'll fall in love with Minnewaska Lake, and this breezy trail is the best way to explore it. overlooks all this beauty. Posted by 3 days ago. Please note that Palisades Lake is a private lake and not open to the public. Hiked on 6/11/20. Description - Completed Lake Serene is located in unincorporated Snohomish County, west of Highway 99 between Mukilteo and Lynnwood. No snow, cool breeze once you reached the ridge. We started on Friday (12/11) at about 10:30 AM and returned to the car at about 4:30. The lake is 45.0 acres in size and quite shallow, with a maximum depth of 23 feet and an average depth of 14 feet. Very pretty, Twin Lakes via Granite Mountain Trail 165, Sherman, Howe, and Golden Anchor Mines OHV Trail. Def suggest poles and/or spikes for balance. Description Get a look at Bridal Veil Falls approximately halfway up the trail to Lake Serene before you start the switchbacks up to the lake. When you are ready, return via the way you came. Across the water the cliffs of Mt. Until recently Lake Serene was stocked primarily by WDFW aircraft. i went on Sun the 20th, the trail was great but muddy. The lake was beautiful and we were the only ones there...finally met some others on our hike back out. Two days later my calves still feel like concrete but each mile was so worth it. It is now stocked by hand which could improve angling opportunities for hikers looking for a unique fishing opportunity in a beautiful alpine setting in a somewhat low elevation lake. In less than 1/4 mi you cross below 2 nice waterfalls and enter old growth forest. Image Huxley Lake To Grouse Point Hiking Trail. Beautiful hike, but tough pull if you're not used to the altitude. i wore microspike for the .5 mile to the lake. There were several small streams on the trail but the rocks kept it from getting too muddy at the beginning of the day but was different coming down. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until August. Find a spot along this gorgeous lake to eat lunch and take a rest. The Serene Lake Trail Photos 2020 Our Serene Lake Trail photos galleryor view serene lakes trail map. Dogs are also able to use this trail. BRING YOUR POLES! felt longer than 4 miles hiked on a Sunday in end of September and only met 2 other people! The lake is tucked in and takes you by surprise, Very nice trail. Nice hike. It didn't appear to be moderately trafficked, but seemed like only a few had taken on the challenge. 2.3k. And second, a rocky steep trail that follows a waterfall and a precipitous gorge upstream to get to a pair of clear alpine lakes flanked by rocky peaks. Lake Serene; This was a GREAT hike 2 in one. Spikes and poles are recommended during the winter, and even during summer, you'll hit some tough terrain. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Once you reach the lake, you will be rewarded by the stunning blue lake is that is clear, cool, inviting, and surrounded by high ridges and remnants of the previous winter snowfall. 2.4k. The lake is 45.0 acres in size and quite shallow, with a maximum depth of 23 feet and an average depth of 14 feet. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Banding Wan / alltrails.com A Northwest Forest Pass, which costs $30 per year, is required to use the trail. Lots of big rocks and places to sit around the lake so pack a lunch and stay awhile! 4 years ago. We were soaked wet by the time we got to the car. Not much shade on the trail. When you reach the top of the 7.6 kilometers (round trip) heavily trafficked out and back trail you’ll find a teahouse and stunning Lake Agnes. The main trail to Lake Serene offers views of the lower tiers of Bridal Veil Falls, so I was still able to get my waterfall fix on this hike despite the spur trail being blocked. The Lake Serene Trail climbs steep, laddered switchbacks through old growth forests to the lake, set … The Lake Serene mine lower adit is located here, just a few steps away in the cliffs above. Find the Serene Lake Trail #512 on the right, near the tall Frazier Turnaround sign. 365 Rock Harbor Dr. Winchester, VA 22602 . The trailhead can be accessed off of Mount Index Road near Stevens Pass. The road had just been graded. Lake Serene Trail and Bridal Veil Falls. A beautiful waterfall flows out of Lake Serene and cascades below the rugged east wall of Mount Index at the end of a trail on the west side of Bridal Veil Creek. Off Market Properties. Approximately 1.4 miles into the lake trail, you will encounter a very steep grade. The last part of the trail just before the lake is hard to locate so we ended up climbing over boulders thinking it was the path. Caroline Alias Bobette / alltrails.com. Skykomish District There's a wilderness permit box here that you need to sign in at. ... For unparalleled views, a serene lake, and so much more, head to Holyoke and take Bray Lake Loop Trail. Thanks to a report about Lake Serene from ""Ranger Mike's web site"", some local insite from Mark at the espresso stand just East of Index, and a 1997 Green Trails map Number 142, I was prepared for my day. There is a very nice camp site by the lake. This small, yet beautiful, lake is only a 15 minute drive to Cedar Grove. Lake Serene Trail is a popular hike within the Mount Baker Snoqualamie Forest. Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest From Everett, east on US 2 to mile marker 35. As you can imagine that's a lot of climbing. Took me a solid 65 mins to the lake. Length2.1 miElevation gain65 ftRoute typeLoop Spikes would be helpful but not mandatory (in the conditions we experienced). hide. Like Lake Serene, a Northwest Forest Pass is also required for Lake 22. I left mine in the car and that was my biggest regret. It is wet up to the lake with multiple streams to cross. Public Works has been working with community residents to mitigate flood risk. The extra mile is certainly worth the side trip to see the falls. From the lake, you can also cross a log bridge and take a short trail that will take you to a large, smooth rock named "Lunch Rock", where you will find people relaxing and jumping into the lake. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The first mile and a half winds across a well manicured and slightly inclined path, at the end of which you can choose to go another mile on Bridal Veil Falls Trail to Bridal Veil Falls or another two miles to the main trail to Lake Serene. Great little hike! image. Worth the extra mile. Loved this hike!! Lake Serene Trail and Bridal Veil Falls is a 7.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. It is about two hours from San Diego, which makes it the perfect day trip. Lake was iced over but neon blue! 1/4. About half a mile from lake serene snow starts and it’s pretty slushy. Index rise 3,000 feet straight up and snow is piled at the base after a winter full of avalanches. This was an interesting hike. Not a lot of shade so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Image Little Crater Lake Trail & Campground - … The reservation spans across 2,082 acres and features over 20-miles of hiking, so it's easy to get lost in Mount Tom. Take time to see and enjoy a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls and climb flights of steps paralleling the falls. The hike to lake Serene is a 7 Mile round trip with 1,300 feet of elevation gain. Because Lake 22 is one of the easier Seattle hikes and is located near the city, trails can be … I did it mid-week and didn’t see another hiker even though there were lots of cars at the trailhead (they must’ve been on the Grass Mountain Lakes trail). The hike in was good, but the downhill right after you go over the crest of the ridge at 1.5 miles is fairly steep in spots and has loose rock. Lake Serene Amenities. Def would do this one again in the summer! Lots and lots of stairs. Si, with a more aggressive elevation increase over a shorter distance. Some of the best views! report. 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