Granite Mountain Trail

HARD 76 reviews

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.

7.6 miles 3633 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

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.

33 minutes ago

One of my favorites when it's not too crowded

3 days ago

Great hike today, beautiful in the winter weather

15 days ago

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20 days ago

Two of my friends and I hiked this trail on an early morning in wish to catch sunrise but we greatly under-estimated the difficulty of the trail.
With the wish to catch sunrise three of us left Bellevue 5:45 in the morning, there are lots of cars on I-90 but HOV lane was enough for us the speed a little bit. At 6:33 we had arrive at the trail-head and right away we get on the hike. It was fairly dark with a bare glimpse of the twilight. At first the elevation gain was fairly slow and easy. But the second trail hits about 3200 ft things went south, intensity sky-rocketed on this zigzag till about 4100 ft. We got separated around the open meadow area so it took us a little bit to regroup and rest but we FINALLY summit at around 11:30am. Normally it would probably take just about 2.5hr to summit. It was a beautiful up top when we get up there and the wind is extremely strong. you can see rainier and couple other snow-topped mountains. absolutely spectacular view and it was well well worth the time and stamina. I rated a four star only because on the way up was a rush and pretty dark so we didn't really get to enjoy the old growth.

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1 month ago

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.

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1 month ago

Wonderful trail. It is steep, by very well maintained. Lots of creeks and a few water falls. Highly rated!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great hike with fall color, tons of berries, snow on top, highly recommended :)

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1 month ago

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!

1 month ago

Great training trail!!!

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2 months ago

Incredible views from a great trail. Bugs at the top in September.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

Beautiful, well guided trail with scenic view at the top. Approx a 4.5 hr hike in and out.

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2 months ago

We hiked this mid August and the weather was amazing. The traffic noise detracts from the hike but the views are incredible.

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3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Can be a bit difficult it you take the boulder path to the top but other than that it's steady climbing. ☺

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3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Beautiful and so worth it!!!!