Upper Granite Lake via Granite Lakes Trail
5 reviews Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest #5 hike out of 22 in
3 hrs 48 min
This is a moderate out and back trail to Upper Granite Lake in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
This trail goes by Lower Granite Lake.
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We began our hike a little before 9am early July on a weekday morning. We didn’t see many people— one benefit of going on a weekday morning. The trail is one of the best maintained I’ve seen — although it gets rockier with a few easy stream crossings as you climb to higher elevations. We found a few ripe salmon berries. Lots of wildflowers in full bloom including columbine, fox glove, and lupine to name a few. Most of the hike is through shaded Douglas fir forest until you break above tree line just as you reach the alpine lower Granite lake — a beautiful emerald green gem. It was a beautiful day to take in this beautiful serene setting. One of my new favorite hikes!★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The trail was in great shape. No bugs and the fall colors are starting to pop out. Several small stream crossing and a few dry ones - but nothing that requires getting your feet wet. Right as you get to the shore of Upper Granite Lake things get a little muddy, but completely manageable.★ ★ ★
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Granite creek 7/1/19
Nice creek crossings. Not a lot of places to sit after crossing the bridge. Shaded mostly. Steady climb.