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9.8 mile 15.8 kilometer loop
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,953' 595 m
Descent: -1,952' -595 m
High: 5,973' 1,821 m
Low: 4,021' 1,225 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Miguel Vieira

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

Miguel Vieira

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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