Granite Creek Trail


Day Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek

Join me for a mid-week morning conditioning hike along the Granite Creek trail to beautiful Upper Granite Lake. We'll go at a steady pace with minimal breaks along the way, somewhere around 2.25 mph pace on our way to the lake and closer to 2.5 mph on our way back.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.9 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,330 ft
  • Pace: 2.25-2.5 mph

9 am at the Granite Lakes Trailhead. Will begin hiking at 9:15 am.

It's a steady gradual uphill to Upper Granite Lake with a few easy water crossings (waterproof boots advised as there may be unavoidable wet areas on creek crossings and near the lake). I'd like to keep a steady ~2.25-2.5 mi/hr pace with minimal rest/water breaks. We'll take a little time at the lake for a lunch break before heading back.


Granite Creek Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
  • and trekking poles (optional)
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