Lake Annette Loop Trail

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2.7 km
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87 m
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Lake Annette Loop Trail

Lake Annette is a great hike for all abilities. If you are looking for an easy stroll with nice views, Lake Annette is an option. At only 2.7 km this trail won’t eat up a big chunk of your day and is paired well with a stroll through Maligne Canyon and a visit to Maligne Lake.

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Route Description for Lake Annette Loop Trail

Starting from the parking lot, follow the signs for Lake Annette Loop. You will begin by hiking 200 m to a viewpoint where most visitors will stop for sightseeing and turn back. Choose which direction you would like to complete the loop in. Our guide suggests hiking clockwise by taking the trail to the left;however, there isn’t much difference in the two options.

Enjoy the gentle terrain as it leads you around the lake’s shoreline opening up new views of the surrounding mountains. There are many connecting trails in the area, so be sure to follow Lake Annette signage at all junctions.

Getting to the Lake Annette Loop Trail Trailhead

From town, head north on Connaught Drive until you come to Highway 16. Make a left turn onto the Highway and from there take a right turn onto Maligne Lake Road. Take an immediate right onto Old Lodge Road and take your first left for Lake Annette and Edith Lake. Find a trailhead with a parking area and bathrooms on your right.

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