Annette Lake


Naturalist Trip - Annette Lake

A classic fall hike among fir, hemlocks and cedars, with a few open talus slopes, to a quiet alpine lake

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • Pace: moderate with frequent stops

Meet at the Annette Lake Trailhead at 8:30am, or Park and Ride locations based on participants. Greenlake P&R (Ravenna and 65th) will certainly be one, at the far north end at 7:15am.

Note that a change in destination is possible if the trailhead  re-construction has not been completed by October.

Most of the hike is in forest but the few open areas, and the lakeshore, should provide some glimpses of fall color. Recent rain should mean lush vegetation and some mushrooms, if we're lucky. 

Graduates of the previous Moss and Lichen workshops may find this a welcome chance to renew their skills (as do we leaders), and Intro to the Natural World course graduates can get a taste of how much more there is to learn. If you have a loupe, bring it, and we will have extras. 

This IS a naturalist trip, not a quick hike to the lake, so expect a full day.   


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

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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