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    Granite Falls-Fish Ladder Trail

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    Very Easy
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    1.1 km
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    30 m
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    The Granite Falls-Fish Ladder Trail is a 1.1 km moderately trafficked out-and-back trail near Granite Falls that is rated as easy. This exceptionally short trail is more of a quick walk to a viewpoint than a true hike, but that makes it a suitable pit stop on a road trip or chance to stretch your legs when you’re short on time. The trail is friendly for all ages and very easy to follow.

    Note that there is some damage to the safety fence, but there are stairs to get closer to the water if you wish to access the shore.

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    Route Description for Granite Falls-Fish Ladder Trail

    This very short, easy loop is a good pit stop off the highway for kids and dogs. You can either just enjoy the grated walkway, or take the stairs down to get closer to the river. While there is some graffiti in the area that detracts from the natural beauty, the falls themselves are nice.

    The trail starts off Mountain Loop Highway in a parking area. Head along the walkway to your left, completing one wide turn to the right to the falls lookout. When the fish are running, you’ll be able to see them jumping in the water. The grated walkway is scary for some dogs, but you can look for the stairs to the shore for more solid footing. Skip some rocks, enjoy the shade, and then return to the parking lot the same way you came.

    Getting to the Granite Falls-Fish Ladder Trail Trailhead

    The Granite Falls-Fish Ladder Trail is located off Mountain Loop Highway just south of the crossing of the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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