Follow an old logging road for 1.6 miles to a newly built trail portion, then after descending some steps, you reach a spur trail to Bridal Veil Falls. Continue climbing steeply for a half mile for a close-up encounter with the powerful falls at the viewpoint and enjoy a cooling spray after the strenuous climb. Cross the Bridal Veil Falls bridge and up 23 switchbacks for two miles toward Lake Serene. At your destination view dramatic spires of Mt. Index rising nearly 3,500 feet above the lake.
WTA hiking guide - trip reports
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The trail is closed to motorized vehicles, bicycles and stock.
A valid Recreation Pass required at Lake Serene Trailhead.
Check current conditions or call Skykomish Ranger District office at 360-677-2414.
Drive US Highway 2 to mile marker 35.2, just west of the town of Index turnoff. Turn south onto Mt. Index Road. Drive 0.3 miles, bear right. Continue 600 feet to parking area on the left.
Stay out of areas closed for natural resource restoration.
The area within 0.25 miles of the lake is day-use only and closed to camping in an effort to restore vegetation to the shoreline. There are no established campsites at this area.
Skykomish Ranger District