Lake Serene

Lake Serene is a strenuous, 7.2 mile in-and-out day hike with 1,920 ft in elevation gain. The trail heads up thickly forested slopes past Bridal Veil Falls to a secluded lake. From the Lake Philadelphia Mountain is a nice winter to early spring scramble.

GETTING THERE

Drive SR-2 to 7 miles east of Gold Bar. Just before a large bridge over the Skykomish River, turn right onto Mount Index Road. Follow the signs to Lake Serene Trailhead (600 ft).

on the trail

Hike the trail to Lake Serene (2,520 ft). It's 7.2 mils round trip with 1,920 feet of elevation gain.

approach & ascent

A good winter to early spring scramble. From lake Serene head generally east following the ridge to the summit of Philadelphia Mountain (4,262 ft). It's 1,740 feet of elevation gain from Lake Serene. It's a total round trip of ~10.5 miles and 3,660 total elevation gain. It

  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous, Winter Scramble, Snow Scramble
  • Length: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,920 ft
  • 2,520 ft
Map
  • USGS Index
  • Green Trails Index No. 142
Activities

Upcoming Activities



CHS 1 Hike - Lake Serene

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph. The trail heads up thickly forested slopes to
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants
Registration closes Jun 28
Seattle Branch

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Lake Serene

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry
A field trip to a backcountry location to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous, Winter Scramble, Snow Scramble
Thu, Aug 8, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Aug 6
Foothills Branch
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  • Philadelphia Mountain
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