Annette Lake Trail

MODERATE 1232 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

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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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19 days ago

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25 days ago

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26 days ago

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29 days ago

(1/30/2019) Hiked it this morning. Took around 3.5 hours total with an average pace. Microspikes or yaktrax are recommended. The first mile is very icy and difficult to walk without them, but it can still be done with a very slow pace. Trail is primarily compact snow with some bare and icy patches. Very clear where the path is.

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1 month ago

Didn’t capture the whole route on AllTrails because I accidentally turned it off but it’s about 8+ miles. The first parts muddy but I would recommend crampons. You can do it without crampons but it’s a lot more fun when you don’t have to worry about slipping and falling. Beautiful hike

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1 month ago

Dec 28. This is a nice little hike. Not too difficult, but enough to feel like you’ve done something. Overall I’d say this is a good intermediate hike if someone wants a winter lake kind of experience but doesn’t have a lot of experience with rough terrain or scrambling. The bulk of the elevation gain is in the middle section of the hike. The last mile or so is relatively flat with some slight decline down to the lake. The trail is obvious the entire way, and clear of overgrowth. My pup and I got to the trailhead around 12:30. Good conditions. We hung out at the lake for a few minutes, ran most of the way down, and got done around 3:30. There was snow on the ground and it was icy in some places. Many people were using crampons and/or hiking poles, which might have been nice. I forgot mine and made it up and down easily with just a good pair of hiking boots. Fair amount of traffic, with quite a few dogs - most on-leash, though a couple exceptions and barkers. Pretty calm for a Saturday though.

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1 month ago

12/27/19 Very pretty hike with fresh snow! The trail was snowy from the start and was covered in fresh snow covering some ice that had been on the trail in places. Overall it’s not too steep and really flattens out after about 2.5 miles. It took 3 hours and 45 minutes total including making some hot chocolate at the top! Total distance was 7.62 which is less than what we were expecting.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike for Christmas morning! I wore microspikes the whole way up even though they probably weren't needed for the first mile or so. The snow was pretty deep at the top but the trail itself was packed down and easy to follow. Enjoy!

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snow
1 month ago

A bit of snow in the parking lot, but I was able to get through with my Honda Accord just fine. The whole trail has snow. Microspikes recommended! The snow is nicely padded, so no snowshoes required. The lake is frozen over and can get a bit chilly. I recommend headed towards the left side of the lake for seating.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Lots of snow as elevation increases. Can get as high as 2 feet, but other foot traffic has compacted the pathways. Yaktrax or studs should get you to the top just fine.

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1 month ago

Loved it! You need proper waterproof gear.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Got to the trail at 8am. Steep trail but a great workout. Some snow and ice when we got a little closer to the lake but we were fine with our hiking boots. Dog friendly trail.

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1 month ago

Road to trailhead is suitable for all vehicles, no snow or ice today. Vault toilet is open. Trail is in good condition, with a few short stretches of icy compact snow along the way. The lake was partially frozen with minimal snow. Nice hike!

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