Upper Granite Lake via Granite Lakes Trail

based on 33 tracks & routes #11 hike out of 21 in
10.3 mi
Distance
5 hrs 22 min
Time
terrain
2,331 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Upper Granite Lake in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

This trail goes by Mine Creek and Lower Granite Lake.


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robert.arora 4 years, 8 months ago
Granite Creek Trail
Another unmarked, unmaintained and barely noticed trail.  Again on Middle Fork / Snoqualmie road, a couple of minutes past the Mailbox trailhead.  On the right side of the road, there are large logs at the entrance and maybe parking for 4 to 6 cars. They call this trail an old road, but it's not.  Not sure how they could have used this as a road.  It's purely a trail. The area is interesting, with cliffs on one side, lots of creeks and a couple of tiny waterfalls.  Most of the creeks have decent stepping stones.  The larger creek has a nice new bridge.  Along this trail are several benches made out of fallen trees.  A sign post farther along shows you have two choices, we tried the Granite Lakes trail but it had gotten so overgrown we couldn't find the trail. We didn't see any wild life but did see lots of large cat prints. Only saw one other person on the trail and he seemed very surprised to see us.  We stopped for lunch near the sign post, tightened our packs and got a bit of running down, but the trail does flatten out so it's was a small run.
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Nicholas Heilweil 4 years, 8 months ago
Rob: Granite Creek
Another unmarked, unmaintained and barely noticed trail.  Again on Middle Fork / Snoqualmie road, a couple of minutes past the Mailbox trailhead.  On the right side of the road, there are large logs at the entrance and maybe parking for 4 to 6 cars. They call this trail an old road, but it's not.  Not sure how they could have used this as a road.  It's purely a trail. The area is interesting, with cliffs on one side, lots of creeks and a couple of tiny waterfalls.  Most of the creeks have decent stepping stones.  The larger creek has a nice new bridge.  Along this trail are several benches made out of fallen trees.  A sign post farther along shows you have two choices, we tried the Granite Lakes trail but it had gotten so overgrown we couldn't find the trail. We didn't see any wild life but did see lots of large cat prints. Only saw one other person on the trail and he seemed very surprised to see us.  We stopped for lunch near the sign post, tightened our packs and got a bit of running down, but the trail does flatten out so it's was a small run.
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Bobby 5 years, 11 months ago