Annette Lake


Day Hike - Annette Lake

Veteran's Day Hike to Annette Lake at a mild/moderate pace with breaks

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

We'll meet at the South Bellevue park and ride at 8:00 am to make sure we can get an early start on the trail before the crowds arrive. I will park on the north end. I have a dark blue Honda Civic and I'll leave my trunk open while I am waiting to help people find me. National Forest Service passes or national parks annual passes are needed at the trailhead.

We will hike at a an easy/moderate pace with breaks and will not leave anyone behind. This is an out and back hike. The Annette Lake Trail begins just to the right of an information kiosk and the Asahel Curtis Nature Trail. Start down the trail into the forest of Douglas fir, hemlock and cedar. Listen to the sound of Humpback Creek, and in just 0.2 miles, cross over it, pausing here to take in one of the best tumbling falls in Washington. After the bridge, the trail continues through the forest and passes into an open area, crossing under powerlines, then crossing the Iron Horse Trail at 1.2 miles from the trailhead. The trail now begins a steady elevation gain through the forest with occasional small water crossings that are often surrounded by wildflowers taking advantage of the cool spray. You continue to gain most of the elevation for this hike over the next 1.5 miles. The trail opens up as you traverse several talus slopes offering views of Granite Mountain to the north and Humpback Mountain to the west. After the last talus slope you enter the forest for a fairly flat hike to the north shore of Annette Lake.

Dress warm and prepare for rain. If there is snow on the trail we will turn back, so microspikes are not required. Poles may be a good idea though.

Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207




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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