Overall - solid trail with a nice lake view, but weekend crowds make for a less relaxing nature hike. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. John Brink. Annette Lake A moderate 7.5-mile round trip hike with 1,700 feet of elevation gain. Beautiful spot to see the lake, Talapus and Olallie Lakes via Olallie Lake Trail, Talapus, Olallie, and Island Lakes via Olallie Lake Trail and Island Rainbow Trail, Pratt Lake Trail to Melakwa Lake Trail to Loop, Denny Creek Road to Franklin Falls Trail 1036. From the lake's edge you can take in Abiel Peak to the southwest and Silver Peak to the east, as well as a waterfall descending into the lake's east shore. You'll find the parking area in 0.3 mile. The trail was slippery as if someone put baby oil all over the trail. I’m sure I would have fallen if I didn’t have spikes. Annette Lake Trail #1019 | Hiking with my Brother Snow on both sides of the creek is pretty steep with >45 degree incline and is fresh so I gave up. Monday 12/14/20: Arrived to the trail head about 1100-1130. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. Trailhead: Park in the Paradise Valley trail head parking lot located 2.5kms from the start of the Moraine Lake road west of the Lake Louise town site. Spectacular old growth forest and a plunging mountain stream … Trail was well defined and highly trafficked. When I arrived at the lake I turned right and tried to navigate around the creek, that is the only time I put my snowshoes on. Trail is very well maintained. See all 36 photos taken at Annette Lake Trailhead by 666 visitors. With more than 68 trails covering 727 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. See 36 photos and 2 tips from 303 visitors to Annette Lake Trailhead. Area Status: Not Cleared Provides access to: Annette Lake Trail 1019. It felt I was partaking in a snow ball fight I did not want to partake in. On the left is the Asahel Curtis Nature Trail, a short loop trail that can be enjoyed on its own or as a worthwhile addition to a jaunt up to Annette Lake by the trail on the right. The trail begins at the east end of the parking lot, up … Annette Lake Trail is a trail located in King County, WA at N47.37039° W121.47371° (NAD83) and at an elevation of 3349 ft MSL. In the end I could not find a way to cross the creek without risking falling into water. Disclaimer. Although Silver Peak can be climbed year-round, Forest Road 9070 is closed during winter/snow months. Named by George Wright for Annette Wiestling, a member of the Mountaineers in the early 1900s, this lake is reached via a popular 7.5 mile round trip dayhike just off Interstate 90. The Annette Lake trailhead, in contrast, has a big parking area. 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. I was able to do without micro spikes or snowshoes, but it was snowing hard and I’d say by now you will need snow shoes for the last 1-2 miles for parts not tree covered to be safe and spikes would have been helpful for the other parts of the trail but was manageable without, Hiked 12/17 first person at the trail. Turn right from the off-ramp and continue 0.25 mile, then turn left on Forest Road 5590. Cold and windy as you approach and especially once you get to the lake. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Photo by John Brink. Turn right from the off-ramp and continue 0.25 mile, then turn left on Forest Road 5590. Between the thick second-growth forest stands and the high alpine lake, the trail rolls along Humpback Creek, offering great views of pretty waterfalls along the creek. 12/19: snow on trail is pretty much packed, no snowshoe needed though I brought a pair. Trails fine. Turn south at the first stop sign and then turn left on FS Road #55. At the lake, enjoy the sights and relax for a while. Hike Route: Annette Lake Trail As noted in Take a Hike Seattle (and other hiking books) this is one of the best hikes near Seattle. Annette Lake Trail: 1019 Map Categories: Camping, Greenway Favorites, Public Fishing Access, Recreation, Trail, Water Access. The lake is beautiful and so is the trail." We also picked up several dog poop bags on the way out - don’t do this people. You'll need spikes, waterproof shoes; gaiters are nice to have but not necessary if you stay on trail. Left on FSR 55 for 0.4 miles to trailhead at end of road. It rained/snowed almost the entire way. At parts snow up to waist. The first mile of the trail was covered in a little snow but tolerable without spikes. There was consistent snow after the mile of about two to three inches. These open slopes are also good places to see trillium and glacier lilies coming up through the receding snow of late spring.After the last talus slope you enter the forest for a fairly flat hike to the north shore of Annette Lake. It gets incredibly cold and windy as you approach the lake and I’m glad I packed a regular fluffy jacket and a winter jacket. The road may close seasonally - please check prior to your visit. You can view this location or feature in our Topographic Map Viewer … My toes and fingers were numb nearing the lake. Wish more ppl knew trail etiquette... Bring your spikes if you want to hike. You will need spikes. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Toilets are located on the north side of the parking area. Three other vehicles in the lot. Nestled in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the Annette Lake Trail clocks in at just under eight miles, and every mile is chock full of natural beauty. This 0.5-mile loop is a great one for your camera. Arrived at 11 am the parking lot is only half full. The lake is perfect for the hot summer days. The trail ends at the ice cold Annette Lake. The Asahel Curtis Nature Trail and Annette Lake Trail branch from side-by-side trailheads. Annette Lake Trail is a 6.8 mile round trip hike with 1,930 feet accumulated elevation gain. The parking area was overcrowded. 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. Federal Northwest Forest Pass to park Snoqualmie District (North Bend) Enjoy clear views of Abiel Peak, Humpback Mountain and Silver Peak at the lake. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Annette Lake Trail June 04,2016 Snoqualmie Pass,WA BGM http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/with... www.standingegg.com http://twitter.com/#!/standingEGG Need micro spikes. Hiked today. Right off the freeway toward Tinkham Rd. Follow two Seattle-based brothers each week as they explore Washington's hiking trails and wilderness areas. The hike up to Lake Annette is 3.5 miles from the trailhead, with a 1800 foot elevation gain, and it took us about two hours to climb with our packs. You’ll quickly cross over Humpback Creek and shortly thereafter break out into forest cleared for the high tension power lines overhead. This hike/walking path is not crowded and very quiet and peaceful Public restroom access is available at this trailhead. 15 Marvelous Trails You Have To Hike In Illinois Before You Die As the weather transitions from hot and humid to crisp, you might want to start getting out and exploring Illinois. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Annette Lake Trail 1019 Cross Humpback Creek and climb steadily and sometimes steeply up the western slope of Silver Peak. September and Jun The Annette Lake Trail #1019 begins quite mildly, not too rocky or rough, and is fairly well maintained. Mt. The Annette Lake Trail begins just to the right of an information kiosk and the Asahel Curtis Nature Trail. There is a playground and outdoor toilets. Annette Lake Trail is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. It can be seen on the USGS 1:24K topographic map Lost Lake, WA. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Description: First section to Lake Annette is a shorter moderate day hike, 5.7km one way with an elevation gain of 245m, allow 3 to 4 hours return for Lake Annette. (We got there at 8:30am and got the last actual spot in the lot.) Almost everyone wore them. My first snow hike and it couldn’t be better! Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Description. Turn south at the first stop sign and then turn left on Forest Service road 55. Easy to get to and easy hike overall, which makes it VERY popular with hikers of all levels, especially on a clear, sunny day. The hike down was wet and slippery as the snow started to melt. Annette Lake Trailhead. Never had more than two minutes alone on the trail. Hike by WTA Correspondents: The trail climbs to navigate an exposed hillside with views of the valley below as well as Granite and Humpback Mountains in the distance. The trail opens up as you traverse several talus slopes offering views of Granite Mountain to the north and Humpback Mountain to the west. The lake was small but breathtaking. The snow on the latter half was very packed. This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk! The trees were looking beautiful full of snow and were dropping clumps of snow from their branches. Not the relaxing time in nature I was hoping for today, but that's on me for picking a heavily trafficked trail so close to the highway. Conditions were as expected - plenty of packed down snow. Looking for the best trails around Lake Annette? The two bridges near the beginning of the trail go over Humpback Creek as the trail leads you through moss-hung trees, swamps of giant skunk cabbage and interpretive signs.WTA Pro Tip: Good places to stop for after-hike socializing and talk about your just completed hike or other adventures include the North bend Bar and Grill, 145 E. North Bend way and Stan's Barbecue in Issaquah, 58 Front Street. The average Annette Fox is around 60 years of age with around 33% falling in to the age group of 41-60. Beautiful views once the snow hits. Stayed last weekend for a snowstorm overnight. Had a gentle but constant incline. Rain had washed away a good amount of snow for the first two miles or so. From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 47 (Asahel Curtis/Denny Creek). In the wintertime, you may need to bring special equipment such as spikes or waterproof shoes (gaiters are nice to have but not necessary if you stay on trail). There’s no better way to do that than to take a hike. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region (Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer - The Mountaineers Books), Buy the Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. Had a late start around 10:30am. The lake was lovely, but extremely windy and cold. The whole walk will take about 45 minutes. Only about 6 cars when we arrived at 9:15 and maybe twice that when we got back at 2:00, saw maybe 12 groups of 1-4 people. Explore the Greenway › Interactive Map › Annette Lake Trail: 1019. "It was a great easy hike! Snow was present through out a good portion of it but was hard and slick in places., Top of the hill. A century-old favorite of Seattle hikers, the trail to Annette Lake is a perfect option in almost any weather condition. Shortly after the waterfall, the Annette Lake Trail crosses the Iron Horse Trail about a mile in. Tel: 425.888.1421 When To Climb. Learn more about how WTA is supporting iconic trails like this one. The trail got snowy at about one mile in. Drive 0.25 mile to the large parking lot on the right. Half way up trail completely covered in snow. The trail follows an old and overgrown logging road before a steep ascent up Humpback Creek to the lake. Snow not on trail is 2 feet to 3 feet deep when stepped upon when you give way to people head-on. You’ll need spikes and poles to hike this one. From here, the switchbacks continue up the mountain for two miles and level out in the last mile before the lake. The lake was stunning. Explore the best rated trails in Lake Annette, MO. to your left. Snow Lake Trail: Helping an Iconic Trail Step Up Sustainability. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park and Kill Creek Streamway Trail. If you backpacked in, stay at the campsites for a sunrise and sunset on the lake.The Annette Lake Trail begins just to the right of an information kiosk and the Asahel Curtis Nature Trail. Drive 0.25 mile to the large parking lot on the right. If you are feeling lonely the dogs will most likely cheer you up, Yo there was hella hot chick on the trail. Hike through dense second-growth forest with occasional views of Humpback Mountain. Stay right when it goes left and continue to climb. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/illinois/mallard-lake-trail Follow the old logging road as you pass under some powerlines before passing over the Iron Horse Trail in about .25 of a mile. Take a dip. The noise can often drown out any conversation! The first .75 of a mile crosses old clear-cuts, finally entering into old growth on the south side of the Iron Horse Trail. Waterfalls, wildflowers, sheltering forests, mountain views and an alpine lake are offered on this well-maintained trail. 207 map, Buy the Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. Also, layer up! Yak tracks and poles made it easy to get to the top in about an hour and 45 minutes. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Banff National Park. Both offer good after-hike food and beverages. Shortly after the waterfall, the Annette Lake Trail crosses the Iron Horse Trail about a mile in. Lake Annette Trail Map Looking for an amazing hiking adventure? 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