Granite Mountain Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Take a trek up to the lookout cabin at the top of this beautiful peak in Snoqualmie Pass Follow a very steep trail for 4 miles to the summit of this tall peak alongside I-90. You will have spectacular views from the top, where there is a fire tower, of the surrounding alpine lakes and peaks. You will also have a great view of Mt. Rainier towering above all the other peaks to the south.
The views are beautiful, but the hike itself is longer than 7.6 miles. Following the back trail is advisable as the "front" trail is a scramble up difficult rocks. With the back trail, the RT is a bit over 9 miles there and back. Still, gorgeous, steep, delightful.
Wonderful trail. It is steep, by very well maintained. Lots of creeks and a few water falls. Highly rated!
Great hike with fall color, tons of berries, snow on top, highly recommended :)
Greatness! Difficult at first but get easier towards the top. Beautiful view on a sunny day. Was very windy up to so pack appropriately. One of my favorite hikes in the Cascades!
Great training trail!!!
Incredible views from a great trail. Bugs at the top in September.
This is a fantastic trail. I absolutely loved it. Great views. Well maintained, clean and well marked. Great incline.
I will certainly go back there again.
Beautiful, well guided trail with scenic view at the top. Approx a 4.5 hr hike in and out.
We hiked this mid August and the weather was amazing. The traffic noise detracts from the hike but the views are incredible.
Beautiful hike. Can be a bit difficult it you take the boulder path to the top but other than that it's steady climbing. ☺
Great hike with an incredible view! About 8.5 miles on my gps and 3800 foot climb. Much different scenery than the array of similar hikes further west on I-90. Went on a Monday and it started to get busy coming down around 11am.
Beautiful and so worth it!!!!
Really good for a day hike. 2.5 hours up and 2.5 his down.
I think this is the best hike around the area. Gorgeous views, wild flowers, not too crowded like Mt Si, friendly people. I even saw a couple of little snakes as a bonus :)
The look out tower is cool. This hike maybe harsh for people who r out of shapes, so be prepared and bring bug spray and camera :)
8/1/2016 (Monday) -- Beautiful sunny morning, 55F, start at 7:40, met only 2 people going down, so we're the 3rd to the top. Trail is in perfect condition, no mud, no snow, very dry, dirt that make you slide when going down. 1.7-2.3 miles from trailhead, the trail switchbacks in and out of the woods. When we go down, temperature rises to above 75F under the sun. Lots of wildflowers. The good weather gives us good view around, with all the mountains and peaks you can name.
Great hike. Went a few weeks back. Couldn't make it to the lookout due to cloud cover. Will definitely be going again to finish.
Amazing hike!! Good incline the whole way up to the top. Beautiful views, great challenge, will be doing it again!!