Granite Creek Trail


Day Hike - Granite Creek Trail

Moderate pace Conditioning hike for all branches. 7-8 mile round trip moderate hike along river with 750 ft elevation gain. This hike will start at the Mailbox Peak trailhead due to snow closure of Middle Fork Road, and the first 2.5 miles will be along the road to reach the Granite Creek Trailhead.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,650 ft

Meet at Issaquah (Between Newport Way and NW Maple St.) park and ride inside the parking garage, NorthEast corner, at 8am or Mailbox Peak trailhead (road closed beyond Mailbox Peak trailhead) at 830am.  

Depending on temperature forecast that day bring spikes or other traction in case it is needed .


Granite Creek Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter

Traction such as micro spikes.

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