Annette Lake


Day Hike - Annette Lake

This is a moderate hike with a steady uphill grade on a well-maintained trail to a pristine alpine lake nestled at the base of two Cascade mountains within easy driving distance from both Seattle and Tacoma.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

Meet at 9:30 AM at the trailhead parking lot, reached from I-90 Exit 47.  Turn right at the end of the exit and then left at the T junction.  The parking lot is at the end of the road.  

Annette Lake is one of the premiere hiking destinations near Seattle and Tacoma.  It is within an hour's drive of both cities and provides a breath-taking view at the end of  the pleasant hike in.  If the weather cooperates, we will have an opportunity for a swim at the lake.  There is a restroom at the trailhead and an outhouse at the lake.  The Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent must be displayed by each car at the trailhead.


Annette Lake

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    USGS Lost Lake
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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