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Lake Ann Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Winthrop, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 636 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Winthrop: Drive Highway 20 towards Rainy Pass. Turn off Highway 20 into the south parking lot at Rainy Pass. The trail begins 0.1 mile east of the parking lot.

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Jeremy Weisser
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Trail was amazing. Definitely go counter clockwise towards lake Ann

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Aleks J.
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Mellow hike, lots of kids and dogs. Lovely lakes.

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Nathan Chung
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Nisha Chatterjee
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Kevin Huang
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dave crothall
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Hiking

beautiful hike with lots of viewpoints. trail is well maintained. got here around 9am on a weekday and trail was already moderately trafficked with quite a few dogs. near the lake things can get boggy so the mosquitos pick up a notch and your shoes will get muddy.

Larissa Vic
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A lot of mosquitoes by the lake. The water was clear blue. Nice hike.

Jake Braneff
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Incredible trail. Best we’ve ever done. Decent bit of snow still but shouldn’t cause an issue

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Ratko Cosic
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okay hike , much harder then expected. the 600 foot elevation gain doesn't seem accurate.

Ryan Cronin
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Bradley Hower
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Still too much snow yet this season. This page shows a map for Maple Pass Trail to Ann Lake. Lake Ann Trail to Lake Ann is a separate trail in Mount Baker.

Jo Frick Haverfield
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BEAUTIFUL! Check out the snow elevation before you head out thinking this is an easy trail. There was so much snow that the Y where you go left to the lake was completely covered and no trace of a trail. Thankfully to AllTrails, we were able to get to the lake even though snowed in and it was well worth it. We were prepared for snow, so not an issue for our party, but that stepped this hike up to “moderate” in my book. This lake with ice and snow on it is one of the prettiest lakes I’ve ever seen and will definitely go again when there’s still snow. I posted pics- check them out.

Utkarsh Simha
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Hiking

Lots of snow. Need microspikes and hiking poles and some route finding skills. Turned around after a point because I couldn't find the route and it started snowing.

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Yang Zhang
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Hiking

I'm sure it's gorgeous if you come at the right time of the day. Please don't waste your time if you are going to do this one in the afternoon. You will face directly west when you reach the lake, which means your photos are going to be backlitThe glares on the lake from sunshine just didn't look too appealing to me. I think lots of people do it as a side hike of Maple Pass. However I can totally see it being a very good SUNRISE spot - When you stand facing west to the lake and bells, the sun appears behind you, with the first rays of light hitting the top of the mountains

Zachary V.
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Skyler Gunderson
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Hiking

Nice, easy hike. Great for people with kids or old dogs (like ours) who want good views without doing anything strenuous. The incline is easy and the views on the way up and back down are excellent. The lake is pretty but I wish it had better access. Found a nice log off the trail, to the left of the lake to sit and have lunch on. Would like to come back and do the Heather Pass/Maple Pass loop.

Raul Martin
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Hiking

We were there the first week of August 2018. Very easy hike - we were there with our daughters who are 5 and 9 years old as well as with the grandparents (68 y/o). Beautiful view of the mountains, and a beautiful lake. We saw it from afar while doing Maple Pass trail and decided to take the grandparents here. Once at the lake, we took the trail that goes to the right of the lake and gives you some pretty views!!! Nice easy trail for young kids and people who prefer a more easy going route.

Kirsten Chesney
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Hiking

I combined this with Maple Pass and Rainy Lake as well to make a nice day hike. Easy hike to Lake Ann, perfect for families with kids. Plenty of shade and a great place to eat lunch at Lake Ann. When I was there, there were dozens of jumping fish at the lake who would literally jump out of the water, even just a few feet off shore! Maybe 5 inches or so long. Not sure what fish they are but they certainly put on a show when I was eating my sandwich!

sarah with ranger and rue
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Hiking

Easy and beautiful hike!

John St. Marie
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Hiking

Lake Ann is usually a side hike when you are hiking Maple Pass Loop Trail. There is not a significant amount of access to the lake. But you have amazing views of the lake from the ridge hike around it. Lake Ann is an easy hike. The ridge is a moderate and long hike. If you are looking for an easy short hike that involves a lake, there are an abundant amount of other lakes in the area that would be recommended. Mainly for access and views.

Raymond Copes
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A beautiful hike, and good for all skill levels as far as Lake Ann. It gets more "strenuous" if you go on up to Maple Pass, but the views make it a 5 star experience! And, it's out of the National Park so our Border Collies could have the freedom to run. If folks want search dogs to come find them, the dogs need to stay in shape by having off-leash adventures with their human partners. By the way, the distance round trip to Maple Pass is about 10 miles...

Krista T.
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2 F.
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Anna Bell
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Justin Hayworth
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Karyssa Kemp
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Lizzy Roche
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Dustin Wright
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Jonathan MacDonald
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