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Granite Lake

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Length

9.8 Miles 15.8 Kilometers

85%

Runnable

Elevation

1,953' 595 m

Ascent

-1,952' -595 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

5,973' 1,821 m

High

4,021' 1,225 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 21 days ago
Mostly Dry - The main trails to horseshoe and granite lakes are clear of snow. Streams and rivers are running, so some parts of trail wet. History

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

Miguel Vieira

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Free wilderness permits and campfire permits are required to enter the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Enjoy forests, meadows, wildflowers, and waterfalls on this route to the pretty Granite Lake.
Features: Lake — River/Creek — Swimming — Wildflowers [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

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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  4.3 from 3 votes

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