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Granite Lake

Intermediate
 4.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A popular, moderately-difficult route to a scenic granite lake.


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9.8

Miles

15.8

KM

85%

Runnable

5,973' 1,821 m

High

4,021' 1,225 m

Low

1,953' 595 m

Up

1,952' 595 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildflowers

Free wilderness permits and campfire permits are required to enter the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

Overview

Enjoy forests, meadows, wildflowers, and waterfalls on this route to the pretty Granite Lake.

Description

Begin at the north end of the Swift Creek Trail parking lot. Work your way along the Swift Creek Trail for a little over a mile to a fork. Go left for the Granite Lake Trail and cross Swift Creek over a bridge.

About a quarter mile beyond the bridge, you'll approach Granite Creek. Climb through forests and flower-packed meadows.

Finally, run up some switchbacks to reach Granite Lake.

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Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#338

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Beautiful campsite above the lake 1/13/18
Jan 25, 2018 near Lewiston, CA
Frozen granite lake! 1/13/18
Jan 25, 2018 near Lewiston, CA
Passing near Swift Creek makes for a gorgeous trailside treat.
Jan 18, 2017 near Lewiston, CA
A lovely falls cascades near Granite Creek.
Jan 18, 2017 near Lewiston, CA
A beautiful morning after a well rested night at the lake! 1/13/18
Jan 25, 2018 near Lewiston, CA
Ready to hike!
Jan 20, 2017 near Lewiston, CA

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