Bridal Veil Falls is a beautiful 1,328 foot waterfall that flows from Lake Serene and cascades below the rugged east wall of Mount Index at the end of a trail on the west side of Bridal Veil Creek. It is a perennial 150-foot wide drop with four tiers, two of which, 350 feet and 250 feet, are clearly visible.
An old nearby mine, the Honeymoon Mine, brought the original nineteenth-century travelers to the Lake Serene area. Take time to see and enjoy a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls and climb flights of steps paralleling the falls. Feel the wet spray and awesome power of the waterfall as you look up a 100-foot rock face and see broad streams of water pouring over it like a veil. Watch it disappear below wide views of the Index Wall and North Skykomish Valley.
Bridal Veil Falls is part of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. A hiking trail leads from a parking area to the falls. The trail is a 3.7 mile hike. At 1.5 miles the Lake Serene trail forks to the left and crosses a bridge with a view of the lower falls. Stay right, and the trail climbs through a rocky stretch, ascends several stairways, and at two miles ends at the dramatic Bridal Veil Falls. The hike is rated as moderate with elevation gain of 1,000 feet. It is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use the trail but must be kept on leash. You will be impressed!