Granite Creek Trail


Day Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek

This is an attractive and moderate/strenuous hike of over 8 miles round trip and 2,300 ft. gain to reach Upper Granite Lake. In 2017 an enlarged trailhead and paved road gave a once remote trail easier access. A well constructed trail immersed in mountain rainforest ascends alongside Granite Creek.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • Pace: 2mph

Meet at 8:45 am the Granite Creek Trailhead ready to hike by 9am. The trail head is approximately 6 miles from the I-90 exit 34 for North Bend.

The hike will be at a moderate average pace (av. 2 mph). A good level of fitness and stamina is required as the trip will be over 8 miles long round trip and approximately 2,300 ft gain.

Please be prepared to cross several streams which, depending on the weather, we may encounter higher water levels by 11/21  so trekking poles and waterproof boots are recommended.

Full trip details will be emailed 2 days prior to the hike.  In the interim please contact the leader with any questions:   Elizabeth Nakashima -


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
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