Granite Creek Trail


Day Hike - Thompson Lake

Great hike but challenging with a great lake as a reward.

  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph
Meet at the  Granite Creek Trailhead at 7:30 and follow the Granite Creek trail for approximately 4 miles until you get to the cutoff for Thompson Lake.   Additional information including carpool will be sent after registration closes. 

The trail should be snow-free by then. Updated trail conditions will be sent out via Hello Hiker email. This trail may include creeks crossing. The last part of the hike is a steep descent to the lake with roots and rocks that may be slippery.    Please bring poles.

I am conditioning for bigger summer hikes and backpack trips. So I will be carrying a weighted pack.

If you have not done similar elevation or mileage, you may want to skip this one as we will be hiking at an ongoing pace of 2 mph.

Trail information:


Co-ordinates: 47.4921, -121.6399,-121.6399/@47.4921,-121.6399,12z?hl=en&entry=ttu


Granite Creek Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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