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Description

Beware: This trail has split personalities. At 1.7 miles, bear to the right and you’re on the Jekyll route: a short, moderate trek to the 100-foot Bridal Veil Falls, meandering along creek beds and up stairs to a waterlogged boardwalk and viewing platforms. Chances are you’ll get wet, though that’s as aggressive as this trail gets. But head to Lake Serene and out comes Mr. Hyde: a beast of a climb up stone steps, gaining 1,300 feet in a mile and a half. It takes effort to finish the remaining half mile, but the rewards are great. Nestled within a forest thicket, against the northern face of Mount Index, is the sparkling glacier lake living up to its name. Catch your breath and picnic atop Lunch Rock, a smooth stone slab that sits at the cerulean water’s edge. Or for those looking for a quicker cool-down, consider cannonballing into the ol’ watering hole—it was looking too serene anyway.
Distance from Downtown 55 miles
Permits and Passes None
Map Green Trails no. 142 Index

Activity
Hike
Difficulty
Difficult
Distance
Round Trip 4-8 Miles
Location