Granite Mountain Trail


Day Hike - Granite Mountain Trail

Last minute post since forecast now for good weather Fri. Early start to avoid heat

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 3, Technical 2, Strenuous, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,629 ft
  • Pace: 1.3 mph (av. up & down, approx)

7:00 am at the trailhead.

This is a strenuous hike and posted last minute. We want to ascend at a reasonable pace to avoid the heat have a good time. For that reason, no "guests". Mountaineer members only please. Please have done a similar hike of 3k'+ gain recently.

Also, look at recent WTA trip reports. Bug spray recommended.

I am willing to take one other person in my car or ride with another person, meeting along I-90, if: We both wear masks, keep car ventilation on high, crack open windows. (Which of course means no AC). I have been doing that this summer and SEEMS to be safe.


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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