Lake Serene Closed Until July 1
This popular trail in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will be closed until the first of July due to nearby logging activity.
Starting this week, the Forest Service will temporarily close the popular Lake Serene trailhead and trail due to nearby logging activity. The trail is set to reopen on July 1.
As we reported earlier, a portion of land around the Lake Serene trail traverses through private property owned by Weyerhaeuser, a Washington-based timber company. This winter, Weyerhaeuser began the logging process on their property near the Lake Serene trail. To ensure public safety, access to the trail and trailhead will be temporarily closed while the logging occurs.
Thankfully, with the help of Forterra and over 600 generous donors, Forterra was able to purchase a portion of the property directly adjacent to the Lake Serene trail and prevent a vital section of trail from being logged. Due to the sale, the logging activity will now leave 500-foot forested buffers around the trail corridor and leave the parking lot and bathrooms even better than before.