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Bridal Veil Falls

The trail starts off very mild, following a series of abandoned roads for about ½ to ¾ of the way. While the forest is nice, the lower trail isn’t much to speak about. It is however, gradually climbing and easy.

Eventually, the trail drops off the old logging road and heads down into the creek valley. Here it a more traditional trail. For a second growth forest, the path is quite dark and cool. Notice the logging scars of stump remnants with the notches cut in the sides of them.

At the junction, take the short ½ mile side trail to a view point directly below the upper Bridal Veil Falls. You will be impressed.

Return the way you came. This trail is great for kids.

Driving Directions:

To get to the trailhead, travel east on Highway 2 (paved) from Monroe, WA. At milepost 35.2, about 21 miles east of Monroe, turn right onto Mount Index Road (Forest Road 6020 - gravel). Travel 0.3 mile on Forest Road 6020 and branch right onto Forest Road 6020-109 (gravel). The trailhead parking is just ahead. The junction is signed Lake Serene. Forest roads 6020 and 6020-109 are both passable to any passenger vehicle. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead. There are two outhouses in the parking area, elevation: 600 feet.

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Bridal Veil Falls — Apr 12, 2014 — obelix
Day hike
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We started from the trailhead at around 10:30 and the parking lot was quite full. We hiked up to ...
We started from the trailhead at around 10:30 and the parking lot was quite full.

We hiked up to the bridge on the Lake Serene trail and then back up to the Bridal Veil falls viewpoint and then back.

The trail is in great condition. There are lots of very nice waterfalls. There were also quite a few people on the trail. A very nice hike and a great time to go.

It was also a clear day so we could see quite a few mountains.

More pictures and details: http://appi101.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/bridal-veil-falls/
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Bridal Veil Falls — Apr 06, 2014 — LauraHikesPNW
Day hike
Issues: Mud/Rockslide | Water on trail
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It's finally starting to get warmer! So nice to see things starting to bloom along the trail. Th...
It's finally starting to get warmer! So nice to see things starting to bloom along the trail.

This hike reminds me a little of Wallace Falls with all the moss draping from all the trees. It's a fairly easy hike until you get to the stairs, and then it goes up from there (although for not too long). It's probably better in summer, but currently there are a lot of spots with water on the trail. Along the way there are some small waterfalls that go over the trail, and it can be a little dangerous and slippy. I wouldn't recommend this hike for kids (until summer, when there is less water).

The actual falls at the end are beautiful! One of my favorite waterfalls so far.

Also the parking lot is pretty small for the amount of people that go on this hike. You may have to park along the road.

Bathrooms were locked, so keep that in mind.
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Bridal Veil Falls — Mar 16, 2014 — jwk
Day hike
Issues: Clogged drainage | Water on trail
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Trail was impassible about half way up to the Falls after the Lake Serene/Falls fork due to a flood ...
Trail was impassible about half way up to the Falls after the Lake Serene/Falls fork due to a flood of fast water flowing down the trail. Made it about 1/4 mi. walking in the flooded flowing trail before flow became too strong to continue safely.
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Lake Serene - Bridal Veil Falls, Bridal Veil Falls — Feb 23, 2014 — adventure-explorers.com
Day hike
Issues: Blowdowns | Bridge out | Clogged drainage | Overgrown | Mudholes | Water on trail | Snow on trail | Avalanche danger
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Trailhead condition: Snow

We were able to drive up to the trailhead. You don't necessarily need a 4wd. But it was snowing heavily.

We were worried about snow, we had 4wd, so road part was okay even if it was deep snow. But there is no deep snow. May be 1 inch of snow on the trailhead, roadways had some dusting of snow, but nothing to stop car.

We started walking around 12.30 with such a late start, we know we wont make it up to the Lake Serene.

Our First Objective was to the bridal veil falls and if the time permits then we decide about the lake serene. We saw few people on the way who were returning from the Lake serene, They all said same things

1. Snow was deep
2. Deep as much as waist high without snowshoes
3. Avalanche danger possible
4. Tree bombs with snow from tree falling everywhere
5. Its easy to lose track, trail is all covered with the snow so its hard to find the way.

After 1/2 mile or so, you will cross a bridge, after this point the snow gets deeper. just with the last sign post that says bridal veil is 1/2 mile, the snow is deep and trail looks alienated.

Looks like some deep snow and has a narrow pathway in the middle.

we made it to the falls and came back.

it was nice even though it was snowing all day.

There is NO FROZEN WATERFALL! the recent ice is gone.

Time: 1.15 to falls
Back: 1.15 min
total : 2.30 hrs
Drive from seattle - 1 hr
Drive back - 1 hr

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Bridal Veil Falls — Jul 07, 2013 — drsammy
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming | Ripe berries
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Beautiful day today for a hike. Mostly sunny and mid-70s at the trailhead. Parking was reasonable....
Beautiful day today for a hike. Mostly sunny and mid-70s at the trailhead. Parking was reasonable. The trail was about 95% dry and in great shape. Salmonberries were starting to appear (and some were pretty plump and juicy). Scattered wildflowers could be spotted. Awesome "squeaking trees" near the first set of steps up to the falls. The trailhead parking was pretty full but we found parking pretty easily. The trail itself was moderately trafficked, but nothing too bothersome. People were friendly, as usual. A good number of dogs were seen.

The steps up to the falls were a little muddier but still in good shape. That part of the hike was a good workout. The falls were amazing and generated a refreshing mist which was perfect. We enjoyed lunch on the little wooden boardwalk with our feet dangling over the side.

The hike down from the falls was a little slippery due to dry gravel, but nothing awful. We would've headed out to Lake Serene but our 6 year old probably would've have been able to do the additional 4 miles.
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By Paul Randall.
Location
Bridal Veil Falls (#1068)
Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
Skykomish Ranger District
Statistics
Roundtrip 4.0 miles
Elevation Gain 1000 ft
Highest Point 1600 ft
Features
Waterfalls
Mountain views
User info
Good for kids
Dogs allowed on leash
Northwest Forest Pass required
Guidebooks & Maps
Green Trails #142: Index WA

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