Day Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek


Day Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek

Giving a once remote hikers paradise more access, a new trailhead was finalized in 2017. This moderate hike aims to reach Granite Lakes via the Granite Creek Trail in the heavily forested Middle Fork Snoqualmie Conservation area and give a glimpse of why the Granite Creek Valley is worthy of a visit.

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

Meet at 8:00 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.

The plan is to reach Granite Lake along the forested Granite Creek trail  with the numerous views of small waterfalls and streams of water run-off.

We will hike at a moderate 2 mph pace.  A good level of fitness and stamina is required as the hike is over 8 miles long round trip with a  2,800 ft gain.

Please contact the leader before registering if you have not recently done such a hike  and have any doubt about your fitness and stamina to keep up.

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.

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

Cheri Solien at


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
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