Annette Lake Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 47. Right off the freeway toward Tinkham Rd. Left on FSR 55 for 0.4 miles to trailhead at end of road
Great November hike. There's snow about 3/4th of the way up right now. There was massive downed tree about 20 minutes from the top we had to crawl under which was unpleasant. If you have a lot of gear, are older, or are a tall/big person you might not be able to maneuver around it easily.
Good hike. One of the few that allows dogs off leash so our boxer had a blast.
This is probably only a summer hike. I went (the second week of November) and there is no color and really not much to see. It's a super easy hike, too. The waterfall the first quarter mile is really pretty, too!
Hiked on November 5th.
First of all this trail is definitely not 6.6 miles. It is likely between 8-10 miles round trip. We are middle aged physically active couple and it took us 2:30 hrs up and 2 hours down with very little breaks. Trail is well maintained but uneven due to rocks and tree roots. Most of the trail is covered under tall trees with multiple small streams and waterfalls on the way. Incline is gradual but a little steep in middle third of the trail. Lake is small with limited access and without any proper sitting area.
This was a peaceful, non-crowded and moderate
hike on an early Sunday morning. Beautiful lake at the top!
Moderate hike with steady incline to the lake, which offers a picturesque setting for a lunch break. The trail is well maintained, but there are a few stretches in the last quarter or so that yield uneven footing and tripping hazards with rocks and tree roots, so wear good sturdy treads.
nice hike with Lake at the end of the trail.
Beautiful scenery!!!! But the flies are out of control and they bite!! It was a lot longer than any of the sites say, took us about 2hrs up and 2 back down but aside from the bugs it was amazing!
Hike is moderate and gradual uphill most of the way. Did the hike at noon in mid-August...it's almost all shaded, so it was plenty cool enough, the lake water was brisk but felt great!! Will definitely go back.
This was a lovely moderate trail. I loved the views half the way up after the woods! We went in early fall and everything was beautiful, all the foliage was just starting to turn. Once you get to the lake it's SO quiet and pristine! There is some boardwalk and it's a perfect place to do some yoga and just chill. :)
8/12/2016 (Friday) - Most recordings (including mine) show the out-and-back length is 7.5 rather than 6.5 miles. Trail is in perfect condition in this season, no mud, no obstacle (blowndowns are all cleared), no overgrowths, broad enough, well maintained. The incline is moderate, with most elevation gain taking effect in the first two thirds. The last mile almost does not add elevation gain, but lots of rocks and roots that add the degree of effort. Buds are relatively fewer than expected, not much annoyance. The lake (especially its color) and the mountain backdrops provide an attractive view. Berries are ripe. Cool in the shade on a hot summer day of 90+F in Seattle, especially in the morning. Big parking lot. Moderate traffic on a sunny weekday. Most came after 10 am.
Easy trail with a ok reward in the end. The trail itself doesn't offer much scenery except the lake. Good trail for running though :) bring bug spray
Completed this hike yesterday. The views were great. One thing that annoyed us, were all the flies! So many damn flies! I've never went on a hike before with so many flies. It was crazy. Other than that we had a great time.