Annette Lake

North Bend, Washington

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Dense forest drapes the lower trail, keeping hikers cool on the hottest August afternoons. At trail’s end, a deep lake waits to kill off the last of the summer heat—for those brave enough to dive into its icy waters. Between the thick second-growth forest stands and the high alpine lake, the trail rolls along Humpback Creek, offering tantalizing views now and again of pretty waterfalls along the tumbling creek.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Dense forest drapes the lower trail, keeping hikers cool on the hottest August afternoons. At trail’s end, a deep lake waits to kill off the last of the summer heat—for those brave enough to dive into its icy waters.

Between the thick second-growth forest stands and the high alpine lake, the trail rolls along Humpback Creek, offering tantalizing views now and again of pretty waterfalls along the tumbling creek.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Access: Moderate
Season & Limits: June–Oct
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend office
Local Maps: Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
Driving Directions: Directions to Annette Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/25/2012
0

Saturday morning we woke and headed out to wobble up this trail. It started off as a pretty moderate hike, not to difficult. about a hr into the hike it became a little more difficult. Overall was a nice hike and not to bad. The trail was nice and open, well maintained. We started hiking at 9:30am and got to the top at 11:07am. The lake was beautiful and clear, my buddy LaLo took a dip in it and swam out to a stump. You can also hike up and camp. The camp spots are first come, but many to choose from and great spots to set a tent up at. I would definitely recommend this hike.


8/15/2010
0

I took my 10-year old daughter on this hike (and a baby on my back). The trail was great-lots of little waterfalls along the trail; huckleberries and thimbleberries scattered about; and peekaboo views of some hills across the valley. At trail's end, your treated to the gorgeous Annette Lake-surrounded by craggy peaks. The downside of this hike: absolutely HORRENDOUS biting flies at the lake. We only stayed about 40 minutes, and couldn't stand a second more. Perhaps late September might be better??


6/1/2009
1

Dog Friendly Trail! This trail has a beautiful beginning with nice views and waterfalls but as you get deep into its forest and lengthy switchbacks the views are all hidden until you get to the top! The trail for the last quarter was snowed in and the lake was also snowed in, so unfortunatly we did not get to see the nice views. I imagine that this trail would be best to visit sometime in July-August.



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