Lake Serene


Day Hike - Lake Serene

We will hike to a pretty lake next to the towering Mt Index.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,920 ft

We wil meet up at the Ash Way Park & Ride, Exit 183 on I-5. The meeting time will be coordinated with registered hikers the week before the hike.

This is one of those great hikes off of Highway 2. The absence of snow allows us to make this trip snow free relatively early in the year. This is a moderate to strenuous hike. If you have been on this trail before, you will remember all of those stairs to climb. If you haven’t, you will remember afterwards. So please be in reasonable shape to make this hike at a moderate pace.  I do plan to talk with each of you, the week before the hike, if I have not hiked with you before.  If it is a nice day, the bugs may be out, so please be prepared.


Lake Serene

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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