Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region
by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
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.
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??
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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