Granite Mountain Trail


Day Hike - Granite Mountain Trail

Casual-paced hike up to scenic Granite Mountain

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

Please be ready to go at 8am at the Pratt Lake Trailhead.

To get there from Seattle: drive east on I-90 to exit 47. Turn left at the stop sign and cross over the freeway. Make another left at the "T" intersection, and park at the Pratt Lake Trailhead. One toilet is available here, as well as room for about 35 cars to park in the lot.  Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent required for each car.

The views are stunning from the top of Granite Mountain so hopefully any clouds decide to go somewhere else for the day, This will be casual-paced in that the group will pace to the slowest person, we will hike together as a group, and there will be photo taking opportunities; however, this will be a tough hike in terms of the terrain and the elevation gain, so participants should have a good fitness level for ascending and descending.  Sturdy-soled shoes/boots with good tread required. Trekking poles highly encouraged especially for the descent so no-one misses a step and gets injured. We will stop and have lunch at the top for approximately 30-40 minutes before heading back down. Participants are encouraged to set up carpooling on their own. An email will go out the day before. Please contact leader with any questions. 

Trip reports and more information can be found here:



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
  11. 2 Trekking poles
Trip Reports