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Annette Lake Trail is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, 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.

Length 7.8 mi Elevation gain 2,043 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Running

Beach

Forest

Lake

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

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Getting There

Note: The road may close seasonally - please check prior to your visit.

Federal Northwest Forest Pass to park Toilet at trailhead

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Snoqualmie District (North Bend) Tel: 425.888.1421 www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs

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

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Mike LeaderCharge
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Hiking

Challenging but beautiful trail. We are beginner hikers but made it to the lake (worth every hard step). Rocky and roots throughout but trail is maintained throughout. Very busy on a Saturday. Had to walk 1/2 mile from where we had to park just to get to trailhead.

Alisha Polson
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HikingMuddyRocky

We LOVED this hike BUT it was insanely crowded and that’s why I took off stars. Parking lot was full and service road was filling at 830AM when we arrived. Also I tracked 4.91 miles on the way UP and 4.58 on the way down...WAY more then advertised. We didn’t do anything fancy at the top since we had 5 kids under 6 with us. We found the first open spot ate and swam then headed backs we are toast. It was much harder then we thought but like I said I had a freaking toddler on my back for an extra mile or two is a bigger deal with that much weight on your back. Everyone was friendly but it was so crowded I almost peed my pants couldn’t find a private Bush! People everywhere.

G P
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Hiking

Definitely a challenge lots of uphill first half. But stunning lake view totally worth it!

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Khushboo Matreja
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Hiking

Great trail. You gain 1200 ft of elevation in the first 2 miles. Relatively easy post that. Apple Watch says 1700 ft of elevation gain, while alltrail says 2000 ft, which was a pleasant surprise. Once you reach the lake, you can go around the lake to find good non congested spots. We were not able to find parking in the parking lot at 12:45 pm. But plenty of parking on the road.

Sarang Shamshery
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HikingMuddyRocky

well made trail till lake. you can explore off-trail paths once you reach the lake. plenty of camp and fishing spots available.

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Jenefeness Tucker
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New Hiker
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Maureen Boyer
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Hiking

Super pretty lake, hike was fairly easy. Love how you can see the waterfall from across the lake.

Marley Walkup
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Doina Ganta
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Hannah S
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HikingRocky

Great hike for a partly cloudy day. Misty views. Serene lake at the top. A bit steep in places, hard on the thighs coming down. A little rocky and some streams going through the trail but we didn’t have any issues. For the first few minutes you can hear the power lines and the highway but quickly you end up in the quiet woods. Bathrooms are still closed. Didn’t see too many people midday on a Thursday.

Sharon Vore
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Hiking

Poop report! Not impressed with the amount of TP along the trail- cmon peeps- pack it out with you! No one wants to see your used tp along the trail !! carry a ziplock bag to pack it out. the dog poop bags that were left along the trail on the way up were all gone on the way back. thanks for keeping that clean ! The lake is beautiful and quiet. aquamarine color.

Jeffrey Bonilla
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HikingRocky

Easier and pretty

Dan Reynolds
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HikingMuddyRocky

Beautiful hike! First three miles are the elevation gain, then it evens out, but it does get muddy/rooty/rocky so wear boots/trail runners. The lake is amazing, with great views. Also, there are some nice spots to sit down and eat lunch around the lake.

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Amy Ballesteros
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Alberto Reyes
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HikingBugsRocky

Fun trail. Hiked on 7/6, not too difficult. Would be a good hike to bring friends that don’t hike too often. Views of the lake are so peaceful. Quite a few mosquitoes so I’d recommend putting on some big spray

Amanda .
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

I recorded almost 9 miles total. Whoever said this hike is easy is full of shit. The last 2 miles to the lake are very rocky and muddy/slippery. Many waterfalls on way to lake. The lake doesn’t have too many spots to sit right next to it but there are areas with fire pits and big logs. It was cold when we got to the top so I recommend layers or supplies to start a fire. Potholes on way to parking lot. This has been my favorite hike since I’ve moved to WA.

Zoe Vigna
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Pretty rocky hike definitely recommend hiking boots with ankle support. Gets slippery when wet, tripped a couple times on the way down. Also very wet at the top. Not a whole bunch of areas to sit down but overall a nice hike. The first 3 miles is a decent little climb then the last bit to the lake is mostly flat.

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