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Granite Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (3)

Hike past dramatic Granite Lake and over Seven Up Pass on the way to Deer Creek Meadow.


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6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

Point to Point

7,440' 2,268 m

High

4,305' 1,312 m

Low

3,140' 957 m

Up

1,159' 353 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

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

Description

From the junction with the Swift Creek Trail, the Granite Lake Trail goes west, crossing 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.

The trail continues to climb for 1.5 miles to very scenic Seven Up Pass, and then descends to Deer Creek Meadows, where it ends at Deer Creek Trail and the Four Lakes Trail.

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Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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A beautiful morning after a well rested night at the lake! 1/13/18
Jan 25, 2018 near Lewiston, CA
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
A sturdy bridge ushers hikers over Swift Creek along the Granite Lake Trail.
Jan 20, 2017 near Lewiston, CA
A lovely falls cascades near Granite Creek.
Jan 18, 2017 near Lewiston, CA
The trail to Granite Lake travels through thick undergrowth.
Jan 18, 2017 near Lewiston, CA

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Aug 14, 2020
Andrii Khmelkov
Jul 7, 2017
Matt Hage
Granite Lake to Deer Lake to Long Canyon 7mi — 3h 00m