Washington State Parks has opened a new Sno-Park at Annette Lake along Interstate 90, near the Summit at Snoqualmie.
Sno-Parks are designated trailheads that are plowed and maintained during the snowy season with amenities like portable bathrooms. Many offer access to trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
The Annette Lake Sno-Park has access to ungroomed marked trails for snowshoeing and backcountry skiing, with room for over 40 vehicles. There is also a toilet and winter kiosk information board at the location.
To get there, take exit 47 off I-90, turn right on NF 55 road and then turn left on Asahel Curtis. Continue 0.4 miles to the parking area.
Last winter, Washington State Parks opened three temporary Sno-Parks — Easton Reload, 29 Pines and the Cle Elum River Campground — along I-90 to accommodate a surge of visitors. Washington has around 130 Sno-Parks with around 70 located in the Cascades.
Looking for more outdoor wintry adventures? Check out The Seattle Times winter guide by visiting st.news/winterguide.