Day Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek

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Day Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek

Giving a once remote hikers paradise more access, a new trailhead was finalized in 2017. This fairly strenuous hike aims to reach Granite Lakes from the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and give a glimpse of why the Granite Creek Valley is worthy of revisiting.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,810 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at 8:30 am North Bend Safeway parking lot close to the tall Safeway/O'Reilly Auto Parts/Chase Bank sign in the parking lot. It's close to I-90 exit 31.

Directions to meeting place will be emailed to all participants as soon as registration closes.

PLEASE DON'T REGISTER UNTIL YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE NOTES BELOW, YOU ARE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE AND THE MEETING TIME AND LOCATION WORK FOR YOU.

If you are hoping for a ride you will have a better chance if you set your profile to "Open" and provide carpool information such as the area you live in and locations you can reach by transit to meet a driver.

This hike will be co-led with Cheri Solien.

Our plan is to reach Granite Lakes along an interesting winding trail with views on the way

The hike will be taken at a moderate average pace (av. 2 mph) and a good level of fitness and stamina is required as the trip will be over 8 miles long round trip and 2,800 ft gain.

Please contact the leader before registering if you have not recently done such a hike recently and have any doubt about your fitness and stamina to keep up. Also, if you are a fast hiker and feel 2 mph with several stops along the trail is going to be insufficient of a work-out for you please consider if this is a good trip for you! 

Full details will be emailed as soon as the trip closes on July 17. In the interim please contact the leader with any questions:

Chris Ensor ctrails@comcast.net 

Route/Place

Granite Creek Trail


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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
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