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    Granite Lakes Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    5.5-8h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    20.4 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    774 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Granite Lakes Trail is a moderately trafficked out-and-back trail that is rated as moderate. This hike may be long, but the elevation gain is nicely spread out so it feels gradual and never too challenging. The trail wraps around the foot of Mailbox Peak to reach Granite Lakes and then returns.

    Part of this hike is a touch overgrown, but it’s nothing impassable.

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    Route Description for Granite Lakes Trail

    The Granite Lakes Trail is a scenic adventure that feels moderate for its impressive length thanks to a gradual elevation gain and lots of classic Snoqualmie beauty to appreciate.

    The trail begins by following the Granite Creek Connector Trail. This section can be a little overgrown, but it’s nothing crazy. If you wanted to shave off some distance, you could start at the Granite Creek trailhead a few miles up the road, which more directly reaches Granite Lakes.

    On the connector, hike around the foot of Mailbox Peak until the path curves to your right. You’ll hike alongside Granite Creek and cross the creek several times. Granite Creek Trail becomes Granite Lakes Trail, leading you to the two lakes.

    Enjoy the water, then retrace your steps, taking care to turn back onto the connector to end up at the same trailhead.

    Getting to the Granite Lakes Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Granite Lakes Trail is on Middle Fork Road at a signed parking lot.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      April-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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