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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°)

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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

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#3312

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Photos

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 small waterfall on Granite Creek.
Feb 13, 2022 near Lewiston, CA
Meadow below Granite Lake.
Feb 13, 2022 near Lewiston, CA

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