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Lake Ann Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (9)

An excellent trail to Lake Ann, at the base of Mount Shuksan, with panoramic views all along the trail.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.0

KM

78%

Runnable

4,865' 1,483 m

High

3,930' 1,198 m

Low

1,080' 329 m

Up

1,111' 339 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Probably could trail run without too much difficulty, except may be busy sometimes

Description

Starting from Austin Pass (just below Artist Point), the trail heads South and East, descending approximately 230 m (which means you have to go back up on return!). Once at the low point, you then head up the valley towards Mount Shuksan and Lake Ann, with excellent views of Mount Baker along the way. Near the end of the trail, you'll reach a spot where you'll be able to see the bottom of the Lower Curtis Glacier, a scenic view at your turnaround point. The cumulative elevation gain is around 635 m.

Flora & Fauna

Pikas, marmots, ptarmigan, mountain goats, lupines, paintbrush, penstemon, Indian hellebore, columbine, etc.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tony Redford

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 9 votes

#526

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  4.8 from 9 votes
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#526

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Photos

Mt Shuksan's Glorious Reflection in the Still Waters of Lake Ann
Oct 10, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
Mt Baker from Lake Ann Trail
Dec 31, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
Lake Ann from North end
Sep 14, 2017 near Peacefu…, WA
Mount Shuksan from West side of Lake Ann
Sep 14, 2017 near Peacefu…, WA
Mount Baker from Lake Ann trail
Sep 14, 2017 near Peacefu…, WA
Lake Ann from South end
Sep 14, 2017 near Diablo, WA

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