Lake Ann (Mount Shuksan)

A moderate, 8.2-mile round trip day hike with 1,900 feet of elevation gain. The trail goes up through forests, meadows and rock to a secluded lake just outside the North Cascades National Park near Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan.

getting there

Drive east on SR-542 to the Moutn Bake Ski Area and continue to the uppermost parking lot (4,250 ft). Park here in winter, but in summer, continue up the road to Austin Pass and the Lake Ann Trailhead (4,700 ft).

on the trail

lake ann (4,900 ft)

8.2 miles round trip, 1,900 feet of elevation gain, 4,900 ft high point

Hike the Lake Ann Trail, No. 600, 4.1 miles to Lake Ann. The trail descends gradually along Swift Creek and through a meadow to 3,900 ft Then ascends to a  saddle (4,900 ft) and descends 100 feet to Lane Ann.

approach & ascent

mount annette (5,681 ft)

10 miles round trip, 3,000

Hike to the saddle at 4,900 ft northwest of Lake Ann. Follow a boot path southwest and then south along the ridge that leads to the summit of Peak 5681. Where the ridge steepens at ~5,300 ft, the path contours along the east side of the ridge and becomes indistinct—stay high here and continue to the south ridge. The terrain appears gentle on the USGS Shuksan Arm 7.5 min map, but it's steep with lots of fun scrambling. Watch for cairns to find the easiest way to scramble to the summit which is covered with small trees. This peak is named "Han Peak," "Mount Han," and "Mount Annette" in various online reports.

mount ann (5,840 ft)

11 miles round trip, 3,500 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 3, technical 3

Hike and scramble to ~5,500 ft on the south ridge of Mount Annette. Scramble west along the ridge ~0.5 mile to summit of Mount Ann. The ridge has lots more ups and downs than are apparent on the map.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft
  • 4,900 ft
  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14
  • USGS Mt Shuksan
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  • Lake Ann
  • Mount Ann
  • Han Peak
  • Mount Annette
  • Mount Han

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