Granite Mountain

24 reviews #196 hike out of 988 in
7.6 mi
Distance
3 hrs 5 min
Time
terrain
3,665 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a strenuous out and back trail to Granite Mountain in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Granite mountain is a strenuous hike with nearly 4000 feet of elevation gain. The hike is a great workout and you'll be treated to beautiful views of the valley, surrounding mountains, and of course - the fire lookout.

This trail goes by Crystal Lake.

Getting Started

Park at the Granite Mountain trail head with a valid Northwest Forest Pass.

The trail starts steep and remains very steep for almost the entire hike. The hike begins in the beautiful forest eventually leading to beautiful meadows. In early summer the meadows will be filled with bear grass that goes up to your waist as well as other wildflowers. Continue up the mountain until you can see the lookout and you'll know you're close. To get to the lookout there is a trail that goes right up to it, or you can scramble through the boulder field. At the top you'll have a beautiful view of the surrounding area - and maybe even Mt. Rainier.

See the Washington Trails Association webpage here for more information.



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    2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Awesome day for this fire lookout and difficult hike. 3 hours up, 2 hours down. Marmots and wildflowers. Bring good bug spray for the open top portion.
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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Snow show up spine trail is avalanche prone fun glissading towards trailhead! Nothing could be finer!!!!
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    It’s definitely a classic corridor hike. But be wary of crowds on weekends.
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    2 years, 3 months ago
    This trail is in wonderful condition right now with just a few muddy patches and no snow left to cross. It's definitely a popular one on summer weekends - there were probably 200 cars at the trailhead at 10:00am on a Saturday, stretching all the way back to the interstate.
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    3 years ago
    Gorgeous autumn colors. Cold, sunny day but no ice. Pretty windy at the top
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Hiking Habit 6 years ago
5.0 - Granite Mountain
5.0 / 5.0 | Leave early to avoid crowds and pack light. One of the hardest hikes in Snoqualmie corridor.
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James Robberson 6 years ago
Granite Mountain
5.0 / 5.0 | Leave early to avoid crowds and pack light. One of the hardest hikes in Snoqualmie corridor.
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annawolheter 2 years ago
Granite Mountain (10/2/19, 10:20:09AM)
With Lori. Sunny day trace of snow at the top lookout. 8 miles total
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Martin Saxer 1 year ago
Granite Mountain 10/14/20
https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/granite-mountain
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awdavey 3 years, 11 months ago
Granite Mountain Trail, Pratt Lake Trail
Hiked on Monday, October 30, 2017 with Lucy.
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Studoug 6 years ago
Track (10/17/15, 10:51:54AM)
Granite Mountain in Washington
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