Lunch Rock via Lake Serene Trail and Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene Trail

1 review #385 hike out of 988 in
3.7 mi
Distance
1 hrs 33 min
Time
terrain
2,113 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate one way trail to Lunch Rock in Forterra.

This trail goes by Lake Serene Trailhead, Bridal Veil Falls, Lake Serene Restoration, and Valley Overlook.



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    10 months ago
    Beautiful fall colors. All the leaves are turning. Amazing how the colors change though out the day as the sunlight hits them differently. There are still several glacier patches perched a top the granite boulder fields almond the lake. The water is crystal clean and cold but very refreshing. The trail is impeccably maintained. Kudos to the hard working men and women who do this work. This trail is full of beautiful waterfalls and pools. The forest is a mix of fir, cedar, and aspen primarily. There are granite rock features every step of the way. Much of the trail is built from it. The first two miles are fairly easy and the last 2.5 will challenge you cardio. Think of climbing the longest stairway ever. I recorded 4.48 miles from the parking lot to the lake. I did not go on the side excursion to the falls. Total miles round trip 9.1. Short dirt road to parking in good shape. Any car can make it. Parking for about 30 to 40 cars. Pit toilets are currently closed. Trail is not very muddy but you will be hiking a granite staircase if you go past the turn off to the falls and head for the lake so please do yourself a favor and wear hiking boots not sneakers. Bring water you will need it. As always please be respectful of your amazing outdoor spaces and pack out what you pack in. Better yet tack and extra plastic bag with you and grab Some garbage off the trail if you see it and pack it out. If we all do this we will have clean trails for a lifetime. Alll in all this is an amazing trail and destination. Time at a reasonable pace up and down with 30 lb pack and a nice hour lunch break 6.5 hours. Enjoy!
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Stopped recording on the decent at Bridal Veil Falls, so missed a few miles distance and a small amount of vertical
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Forgot to start on the way up
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