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Bridal Veil Falls is accessed from the Lake Serene Trail, near the town of Index off Highway 2. Turn right off of Highway 2 at Mount Index Road after mile marker 35, just west of the second bridge across the Skykomish River, and head left at the first junction to the parking lot. (parking lot requires a NW Forest Pass) The bottom of the falls are reached after hiking 1.8 miles, and the base of the second tier after 2.3 miles via a spur trail about 1/4 mile before the bridge below the falls. Bridal Veil Falls are visible from US Hwy 2, 1/4 mile east of the Index turnoff. Looking across the valley from the highway, the falls are a beautiful sight. The falls begin in a narrow draw running off Lake Serene near Mount Index. They widen and careen down, forming two wispy "veils" in summer and a solid sheet of blue ice in cold periods of winter.