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.