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Granite Mountain Trail #165

Intermediate

Trail

5.6 mile 9.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,720' 524 m
Descent: -3,055' -931 m
High: 8,450' 2,576 m
Low: 5,395' 1,645 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

This trail climbs to the summit of Granite Mountain where you can enjoy great views of the area.

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The Granite Mountain Trail is just over five and a half miles long from end to end. Heading from east to west, it climbs steadily to Granite Mountain (8479') and the Granite Mountain Lookout (8478'). The west trailhead is located on Forest Road 294, and the first two miles of trail pose a challenging climb to the peak. Once you have enjoyed the views that this vantage point affords, continue on the trail which now steadily (and sometimes steeply) descends to the east trailhead on Forest Road 257 just above Goose Lake.

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Just below Granite Mountain Lookout, the view is pretty spectacular to the west.
Apr 1, 2017 near McCall, ID
Granite Mountain Lookout tops out at 8,478 feet.
Apr 1, 2017 near McCall, ID
Looking north from the summit toward the Grass Mountains, Hard Butte is off in the distance.
Apr 1, 2017 near McCall, ID

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