Annette Lake Trail

MODERATE 870 reviews

Annette Lake Trail is a 8.4 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: 8.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,132 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

As of February 2019, users have reported that the road leading to the trailhead from the highway is closed - adding about 20 minutes of hiking to the trip.

22 hours ago

A beautiful hike, fairly steep but doable on the way up. Great views, not too muddy, beautiful lake to take in at the top.

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rocky
3 days ago

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rocky
3 days ago

Amazing hike! The lake was breathtaking and well worth the trek to get there. Pretty wildflowers along the way. The weather was perfect—few passing clouds and a light breeze. Lots of exposed roots and rocks, so wear some good shoes! Couple camping sites along the lake and were looking forward to coming back to it for a first-time backpacking trip (not too long or intense just in case). Highly recommended.

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3 days ago

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9 days ago

Perfect hike for a cloudy day! Pretty easy hike, 7.3 miles round trip and done in just over 3 hours. Beautiful views even with the fog.

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rocky
10 days ago

Started out on the hike. Trees are full and thick throughout the entirety of the trail, sans the poweline access area, very brief jaunt across the fire road, and across the talus slopes. There was almost no one on the trail, and the trails were pristine. There is a lot of new growth surrounding the lake, and the young fish are active in some of the shallows, beautiful area to hike and camp. Water is currently running off snow melt into the lake, but the lake is still crystal clear and spectacular to see. No snow on the trail, bugs were only an issue around the lake, and the trail was clear and marked for anyone that is doing it for the first time. parking can be a limitation for some, and the road is pocked with pot holes leading to the parking lot. So unless you are driving with a vehicle that has some clearance, be careful.

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bugs
10 days ago

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11 days ago

Great hike with a lot of variety. There's a toilet just before the lake and limited space at the lake but it looked like you could go either way and find somewhere to enjoy the view.

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11 days ago

Whoever said the views are not good did not make it to the lake. This trail looks exactly like avalanche lake in MT aka BEAUTIFUL. It’s 7.1 miles round trip and 1700 feet according to my watch. It’s an easy hike. Did it in 3.15 while hanging at the lake for 20 minutes.

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rocky
17 days ago

fairly moderate , wet , little rocky hike. good workout up and down. best for Camping sites up along the lake. view was okish. I didn't like much because there wasn't a good place to sit and relax while enjoying the view . watch your way back as it was easy to get lost up there. it was kind of boring in between. overall good for doing it once. Carry your poles and hiking shoes to help yourself for muddy and steep ways. happy hiking.

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17 days ago

A good work out on the first half going up but not too bad

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muddy
18 days ago

Muddy in spots due to recent rain, i recommend waterproof boots or shoes. Not to crowded for our 7am start but parking lot was full when we came down at 11am. Absolutely beautiful hike!

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18 days ago

Beautiful well kept trail with lots of old growth Douglas Fir and Cedars; everything is vibrant, light green, Trail up to now has been sheltered by the trees (now I’m ~ 2.5 miles in, past the switch backs). Lots of streams with fresh water for pets! Looks like a lot of hikers have fishing poles. I spoke with one couple that said they caught about a dozen, 8-10” trout; rainbow and some bull trout. Lots of hiking parties with dogs. Over great Hike with nice views of Humpback Mountain behind Annette Lake.

18 days ago

Hiked 06/01. This hike is beautiful! You'll hike along streams and a waterfall. Trail is in good condition. Some muddy areas along the way. When we made it back to the trailhead at 1:00 the parking lot was full and people had to find parking along the road coming in to the trailhead. Be ready to sweat. The first 1-2 miles you'll be hiking uphill.

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20 days ago

A great workout with steady incline. Took us about an hour and a half up and about the same back. We stayed and ate at the lake for like 30 minutes. Beautiful lake, and super dog friendly hike!

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23 days ago

Quite nice afternoon trail

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24 days ago

steeper than I anticipated, so bring extra water, but it is a beautiful hike with several river/waterfall views and the lake is beautiful. I would definitely hike this again with friends.

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24 days ago

Absolutely love this hike it was so gorgeous! And so green! Totally worth it! Not sure if it’s 7.0 miles felt longer but so gorgeous so I have no complaints!

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snow
25 days ago

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rocky
29 days ago

Beware that the trail distance posted here is not accurate. It is actually 4.5 miles each way, 9 miles round trip while this guide says that it’s 3.5 miles each, 7 miles round trip. If you start from the Iron Horse trail then it is 3.5 miles, but most people will be starting from the parking lot trailhead which is a mile away. With that said it is a beautiful trail with a gorgeous crystal clear mountain lake at the end. There’s still one snow crossing that’s a bit tricky, but that should soon be melted. The terrain is quit steep & rocky in parts, especially the last mile or so, so be prepared for a fairly strenuous hike. We spent the night on the last day of Memorial Day weekend and we weren’t alone. Even though we arrived quite late in the day we were still able to get a great camp site right next to the lake. It was a bit cold overnight (in the 40s I think) but we had a great time on our first overnight of the year.

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rocky
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29 days ago

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29 days ago

A little crowded but overall great hike with an even better pay off at the top. Pictures don’t do the lake justice. So pretty!

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30 days ago

Got on the trail at 6:45 am. New to the area, first time on this trail. Easy up, 1:30 to get up. Snow almost gone. Just one area to be careful on ice/snow. Beautiful lake at the end. We were the second people there at around 8:30 and was a peaceful place. As a new person to this area from Texas, we have learned.....get to the trail early....6:30 am! On the way down we encountered over 100 people and dogs. No room for everyone at the top to enjoy ‘nature’. Again, my suggestion for a great beautiful hike is to get to the trail by 6:30 am on the weekends

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30 days ago

Great trail. It was a bit crowded but to be expected on Memorial Day. It’s almost June but there’s a little bit of snow left up top. Lake Annette did not disappoint. Oh it is a pretty dog friendly trail. Our dog Akoni make lots of friends.

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