Lake Ann is a pretty mountain lake that sits at 5,480 feet in a large bowl below Maple Pass off the North Cascades Highway.
The access is via a high quality formal 2 mile trail from Rainy Pass with only 640 feet of elevation gain. Camping is not allowed within 1/4 mile of the lake.
The lake has an island on the southwest side and an abundance of Westslope Cutthroat Trout up to 12 inches in length.
Any trip to this lake should include hiking up the formal trail to Maple Pass for fantastic views in all directions including the lake itself.
Drive the North Cascade Highway (Highway 20) to Rainy Pass (4,855 feet) which is the pass 5 miles west of the highest pass on the North Cascades Highway called Washington Pass. On the south side of the highway, there is a large parking area with 2 trailheads, one to Rainy Lake and the other to Lake Ann and Maple Pass.
Hike the high quality formal trail towards Lake Ann and Maple Pass. At 1.5 miles there is a junction. The right hand trail goes on up to Maple Pass and the left hand side goes to Lake Ann. It is about .5 miles from here to the lake.
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Acreage: 18.50 ac.
Elevation: 5480 ft.
TRS: T35R17E SEC29
Center: 48.506692, -120.757152
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