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Annette Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (28)

A steep climb through often fog-laden forest rewards hikers with incredible views and a picturesque alpine lake.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Point to Point

3,667' 1,118 m

High

1,935' 590 m

Low

1,804' 550 m

Up

109' 33 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

From the trailhead, the trail follows a creek through dense Snoqualmie forests before heading up and over a beautiful waterfall. Shortly after the waterfall, the Annette Lake Trail crosses the Iron Horse Trail about a mile in. The trail climbs to navigate an exposed hillside with views of the valley below as well as Granite and Humpback Mountains in the distance. Upon reaching the top of the climb, the trail finally mellows to flat grades as it meanders through the forest on its way to the reward: the gorgeous blue-green waters and forested shores of Annette Lake. Hidden in the shadow of tall alpine scree fields and towering firs, this area will make you feel like you're the only person for miles. Needless to say, you'll have a hard time leaving.

Driving Directions:
Take exit 47 off I-90. Turn right from the off-ramp and continue 0.25 miles, then turn left on Forest Road 5590. The parking lot is in 0.3 miles.

Toilets are located on the north side of the parking area.

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  3.9 from 28 votes

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  3.9 from 28 votes
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Photos

In high summer, there's hardly any snow in the mountains around the Annette Lake Trail.
Jun 29, 2017 near Riverbend, WA
A small tributary cascades near its confluence with Humpback Creek.
Jun 29, 2017 near Riverbend, WA
Annette Lake is gorgeous in the summertime!
Jun 29, 2017 near Riverbend, WA
Silver Peak, upper slopes from the Annette Lake Trail
May 6, 2015 near Riverbend, WA
Annette Lake
May 1, 2015 near Riverbend, WA
A nice falls on Humpback Creek.
May 6, 2015 near Riverbend, WA

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Oct 21, 2020
Teresa Tung
8mi
Oct 5, 2020
Abby Hric
Aug 14, 2020
Nick Kushner
Aug 8, 2020
Chari Woodrum
Jul 25, 2020
Lauren Molloy
Jul 3, 2020
Naresh G
Jun 22, 2020
Brandon Scott
Consistently steep enough and muddy enough to keep your attention. Worth the hike to the lake 3.8mi — 1h 51m
Mar 21, 2020
Abby Hric