Lake Ann Trail

Boundary, Washington

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Mount Shuksan is the star on this glorious hike. Traverse forest and meadow, bogs and talus, all while anticipating the hidden gem of Lake Ann. And once she’s revealed—dark blue-green waters oft-ringed in snow—her charm is enhanced hundredfold by the awesome backdrop of craggy, glacier-clad, 9127-foot Shuksan hovering above.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Mount Shuksan is the star on this glorious hike. Traverse forest and meadow, bogs and talus, all while anticipating the hidden gem of Lake Ann. And once she’s revealed—dark blue-green waters oft-ringed in snow—her charm is enhanced hundredfold by the awesome backdrop of craggy, glacier-clad, 9127-foot Shuksan hovering above.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Boundary
Distance: 8.2
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Aug– mid-Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 4,700 feet
Top Elevation: 4,900 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Glacier Public Service Center, or Mount Baker Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Shuksan No. 14
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Ann Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/3/2003
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I hiked this with my wife, 12yo daughter and 3yo son. We got to the trail a bit late and left around 3pm. We passed quite a few people, most on their way back. The scenery was stunning and the glacier's intemidating. It was an easy hike with very little ice patches to traverse. The lake and view of the Shukson glacier was worth the trip. The trail starts up high and drops about 400 ft before a gradual decline of another 500 feet. Then there is a large uphill climb of about 700 feet to crest the saddle then a short downhill to Lake Ann. Great hike and great time. The only draw back was the numerous people on the trail. Go on a weekday if you can.



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