Annette Lake Trail

MODERATE 382 reviews

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 best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1912 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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

21 days ago

lovely frozen lake!!

24 days ago

good easy hike, smooth elevation.

hiking
24 days ago

1 month ago

super fun hike! I would highly recommend microspikes and maybe some trekking poles, they really helped as the snow was soft and there was a lot of icy spots. Beautiful lake at the end though!!

hiking
1 month ago

This is an awesome hike, got to be bit careful while walking in the ledges 2-3 are really steep and bit icy. Would suggest either snowshoes or crampons. But the frozen alpine lake is a cool reward at the top

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Super icy for the first mile. Recommend shoe spikes or poles for added balance, though the trail is packed down the whole way and you can do it in regular boots. Beautiful hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful winter hike, micro spikes and walking poles may help.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike first time in the Spring, and then yesterday. It's beautiful with all the snow, and a good hike for a workout. When snow is not present it's an easy hike. Be aware of snow conditions and check nwac.com before you go. Bring spikes and poles.

hiking
2 months ago

Started @2:05pm, there were ~10 slots to park. made it to the lake @3:40 and got back to car around 5.

Road is snow free, but first half of the hike is icy and microspikes are recommended, but not obligatory.

hiking
2 months ago

A quick, easy hike. The trail is clear and easy to follow, I recommend bringing micro-spikes for the compact snow along the trail towards the end.

hiking
2 months ago

Super beautiful. I did this once when there wasn’t snow and it was super easy. Today was harder with all of the snow and it’s pretty cold at the lake, but super pretty. Also a little icy.

3 months ago

Nice trail. Bring shoe spikes

hiking
3 months ago

There was snow on almost the entire trail, obviously got heavier the higher we got. Nice simple hike, good view. It’s stated as a moderate but I felt this would be border line easy/moderate. The elevation gain was steady and never drastic.

hiking
3 months ago

I went when the smoke was bad, so that could be part of the reason I wasn't blown away by this hike. I want to try it again soon.

hiking
3 months ago

Got to the trailhead around 10am and there were very few cars. No snow on the trail, scant amounts at the lake. A few streams/puddles to cross but luckily there was only one that was tricky. Would recommend waterproof hiking boots, gators, and waterproof clothing for sure. Some folks had hiking poles which would have been nice for crossing streams. Over a good (but rainy!) trek to Annette Lake

hiking
4 months ago

Pros: gorgeous lake view, well maintained trail, nice steady incline, creeks/streams for the pups to get water from, only 60 min drive from Seattle and a short 0.5 miles spent on a forest service road... chipmunks!

Cons: first mile of hike can hear road traffic, electrical towers feel odd in the wilderness.

Tips: bring $5 in cash to pay for parking. Outhouse didn’t have toilet paper so might want to bring own.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Fun hike! The lake is beautiful! Only thing I didn't like were the bugs!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great, standard hike. Not for first timers, but if you're kind-of collecting lakes, as I did, this one is fun to see. It's steeper than it seems from the elevation, because the hike is relatively short, so get ready to feel the burn. I went in the summer and swam in the lake, which was nice.

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