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Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls

The trail to aptly named lake Serene passes below Bridal Veil Falls before climbing to the dramatic alpine lake basin on the flanks of Mount Index.

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Beginning at the base of Mount Index the trail climbs gradually rolling terrain through Alder and crossing over many small streams.

Lake Serene MapAt two miles hear the roar of Bridal Veil Falls.

Take the half-mile side trail that climbs to a higher viewpoint of the Falls. Or continue on to the base of Bridal Veil falls.

Bridal Veil Falls is the half-way point in terms of mileage, but this is where the climb begins.

Rising steeply over 20 switchbacks in a mile and a half.

Root strewn and rocky with continue up nature’s stair-master.

Traverse a high ridge with the first views of Mount Index. Before dropping into the lake basin.

From the granite slab Lake Serene overlook soak in the views of the majestically intimidating North Norwegian Buttress of Index peak.

Early in the spring freefalling avalanches can be observed from a safe distance.


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