Granite Mountain Trail


Day Hike - Granite Mountain

Hard work pays off! Enjoy stunning views and see a fire lookout atop Granite Mountain.

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  • Strenuous 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft

Meeting place: Issaquah Transit Center.

We will meet at the Issaquah Transit Center, 1050 17th Ave, at 7:00 am. First level, park at the west side (near parking space 12.) We'll aim to hit the road by 7:15 am.

Granite Mountain is a difficult hike that is basically a long uphill grind, so please be sure you are in shape for this hike.

There are no reliable sources of water along the trail, so please bring plenty of fluids to drink.

In addition, there are some sections of trail with steep drop-offs which may be challenging if you suffer from vertigo or a fear of heights.


Granite Mountain 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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