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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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Reviews (1882)
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Recordings (1508)
Completed (3647)
Janet Buffer
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HikingGreat!

Love this trail! Will do it again!

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Kari N.
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HikingGreat!

Amazing hike!! So pretty - We went mid week so foot traffic was manageable. Bugs were a bit annoying at the lake so just bring good bug spray. No other advice! Enjoy it -

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Yiyi G.
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HikingGreat!
Bhuvana Bellala
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Hiking

The trail is really well kept. The couple bridges and the falls along the way are really pretty. Most the hike is in shade so that was a good respite from the sun. We started on the hike around 8:30 am On a Sunday. There was still plenty space for cars. Not many people going up the hike and almost everyone was wearing a mask. The lake itself is gorgeous. It is nice enough for a good swim. We started heading back around noon and the place was definitely getting crowded. Parking lot was completely full. Definitely a beautiful lake. I would recommend getting there early so you can find a spot to yourself and relax by the lake

Courtney Nunley
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HikingBugsGreat!MuddyRocky

Nice trail but was fairly difficult for a beginner. The reward was worth it in the end. We arrived about 9am and made it to the lake by 11, perfect sunny day to hang out for a few hours in the sun before hiking back down. Not too crowded at all for a Sunday which was very surprising. As others mentioned, BUGS & FLIES aplenty. We brought big spray which didn’t seem to help. The flies were terrible lakeside, but luckily they were just flies and not something worse. Annoying and pesky, but manageable.

greg helton
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HikingBugs

it's tons of steep switch backs, we almost made it to the lake. it should be moved to difficult. people were awesome in masking up, but almost all the dog owners ignored the LEASH YOUR DOG! I don't want yoour stupid mutts barking at me or sticking their nose into my (ahem, )and pick up your dogs poop and pack it out. manners makieth man.

Duyen Tran
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Hiking

Not too busy For Sunday!

Ariah Mazgajewski
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Hiking

Relatively easy hike. It was just hot enough to want to take a dip in the lake. Would recommend this hike!

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Daniela Zepeda
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HikingGreat!

Well maintained but very crowded! Lots of people even though we arrived around 8 AM! Parking is limited.

Cindy Lao
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HikingGreat!

Got there at 8am on a Saturday and it wasn’t that crowded going up because the weather probably deterred a good amount of people away. It was drizzly and foggy, and straight up cold at the top. Incline the first half- 2/3 then flattened out. Not a difficult hike because I anticipated a slope after the flat part but ended up reaching the lake. There were some stretches of rocks/mud so it was a bit slippery but not that bad. 90% of the hikers had a mask and had good hiking etiquette. The top was foggy and cold and there weren’t that many spots to hang out.

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Kira Murillo
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HikingGreat!Muddy

We went to this (Friday AM) and got to the TH at 7:15. Overall, the trail was not crowded, most people had masks and there was usually enough room to pull to the side. The first two-ish miles can be somewhat daunting with the quick elevation gain and switchbacks. After that, it begins to level out more and that's where you can catch your breath. The trail is almost exclusively in the shade. If you've done Poo Poo Point and Snow Lake, this feels like a mixture. Not as many rocks, by far, terrain definitely feels more similar to PPP. The switchbacks reminded me of SL. The lake was beautiful, maybe not one for swimming, but it was amazing to see. We were able to sit on a log to eat quickly before heading back down. The trail was clear and easy to follow! I'd recommend this hike! Go and check it out!

Talia Schueller
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Hiking

It was busy not too many bugs this morning but I did hit the trail pretty early

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Andrea Prudente
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HikingBugs

Heads up! Bear sighting about 1/4 mile up the trail from the parking lot Wednesday 8/5/20 at 5:15pm. Beautiful hike and warm-ish lake water—plan to swim!

Dee Mag
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Dayna Usa
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HikingGreat!

Wonderful trail and a beautiful lake view!

Julie McBride
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Hiking

Nice trail but LOTS of bugs.

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Jen Schaefer
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Hiking

great trail. Lots of roots & rocks but not too terrible to navigate. Beautiful lake, but very buggy there. The trail itself was well shaded, & am thankful for that!

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Jan Caraang
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HikingBugsGreat!Rocky
Carinna Lee
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Hiking

Pretty nice trail. The trail itself pretty well maintained. First half is pretty tough with steep incline and then levels out for the rest of the hike.

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Logan Johnson
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Did this as a Monday morning hike on what was a crisp, clear August morning. Got to the TH around 8 AM, there were just a handful of cars. Made quick work of the trail up to the lake. It take a moderate and consistent level of steepness until it hits a series of switchbacks around the 2 miles in portion. These are pretty steep at times, and were definitely the most strenuous part of the hike. After the switchbacks you see much less of an incline. Trail does have quite a few rooty and rocky sections. Trail crosses a few talus fields on the side of Silver Peak, which are very steep but thankfully you're not going up them! There are several small stream crossings in the first half of the trail as well but nicely upgraded bridge features make those easy! I enjoyed the views off to the west of Humpback as I hiked, nice to see that mountain from this vantage point. The trail is fairly level on approach to the Lake. It's a very pretty lake as well, and nice views of Silver and Abiel around the waters. I got there early enough that I largely had it all to myself. There are ripe blueberries around the lake now, and I followed the trail all the way to the indicated end, but really you don't have to cross the logjammed outflow creek if you don't want to, some of the best views were right near where you first arrive. The other side of the creek does wind through several nice campsites however. On the way back, passed quite a few incoming hikers. Almost every single one was wearing a mask and giving space. Clocked 7.4 miles with 2100 feet of gain and 2:45 hiked.

Jo Huebner
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HikingBugsGreat!Rocky

BEAUTIFUL, great payoff. Switch backs can be brutal if you’re not much of a hiker. BRING BUG SPRAY!

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