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Granite Lake

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Length


9.8 Miles 15.8 Kilometers


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

Shared By Miguel Vieira

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

Miguel Vieira

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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, hike up some switchbacks to reach Granite Lake.

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May 14, 2018
Leon Kotlyar
Jan 13, 2018
Erika Iacona
This trip was awesome! Temperatures were mild for a winter backpacking trip. Had the entire canyon to ourselves. Lake was frozen over. 10mi
Jul 6, 2017
Matt Hage
Granite Lake to Deer Lake to Long Canyon 5mi — 2h 00m

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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