CHS 1 Hike - Lake Serene

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Lake Serene

CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph. The trail heads up thickly forested slopes to Bridal Veil Falls and then to picturesque Lake Serene at the base of Mt. Index.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Participants will make arrangements to carpool to our meet up location, most likely the Monroe Park and Ride. We'll take as few cars as needed as this is a very popular trailhead with limited parking.

Full details will be emailed to participants early in the week prior to the hike.



Lake Serene

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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