CHS 1 Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek

CHS1 hike led at 1.5-2.0 mph. Hike from the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River through the beautiful Granite Creek Valley to two alpine lakes.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.9 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

7:15am - Tibbetts Park & Ride (South of the main transit center.  Behind the skate park).


Hike the Granite Creek Trail passing the Granite Creek Connector Trail junction in 1.5 miles (1,700 ft). Views of the flank of Mailbox open to the right at 2.8 miles from the trailhead. Continue up until reaching a second junction and fork in the trail, 3.5 miles from the trailhead (3070 ft). Take the right fork and hike 0.7 miles to Granite Lakes (3,330 ft).


Granite Creek Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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