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blue Annette Lake Trail

Trail

3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,804' 550 m
Descent: -109' -33 m
High: 3,667' 1,118 m
Low: 1,935' 590 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

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

Hunter R

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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Jul 7, 2019
Dan Hanus
Jun 22, 2019
Kaplan Perez
May 26, 2019
Dave T
Trail was closer to 4.5 miles each way according to my watch. Gorgeous lake at the end. 9.2mi
Apr 20, 2019
Aaron Kleer
Jan 6, 2019
Al G
Nov 11, 2018
Chris Lauretano
Nov 3, 2018
Bryan Petersen
Oct 20, 2018
Beck Beck

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  4.0 from 24 votes

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#30

in Washington

#381

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