Granite Mountain Trail


Day Hike - Granite Mountain

Good weather and views guaranteed

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Trailhead (exit 47 off I-90) 7:30am. Drivers will need a Northwest Forest Pass. Carpooling is not recommended at this time. 

This is a Phase II hike, requiring that King County is in Phase II, and we will adhere to all club COVID protocols.

Microspikes and poles mandatory. We might be pushing the weather window with this one, but let's give it a try. Please be in reasonable shape for this trip and only sign up if you have been hiking throughout the summer and early Fall. 

If the weather is truly awful (e.g. thunderstorms, rain > 0.25in, early winter storm) or there is too much ice / snow on the trail, we'll change the destination to something more manageable on the I-90 corridor but still aim to get a good workout. 


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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