Granite Lake via Swift Creek Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Granite Lake via Swift Creek Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trinity Center, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and backpacking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,073 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Rated as a moderate, Swift Creek to Granite Lake was definitely challenging with the constant incline throughout. We made it from the trail head to Granite like at the 2.5 hour mark. At the end of the designated trail on the map you'll find the first set of campsites, which do not have water access. If you continue west, you'll reach the north side of the lake which has other camp sites with access to the water. Mosquitoes were constant throughout. Trail was shaded 70%. Temperatures were approximately 80 degrees during the day and then 40s into the AM. Springs were available about every mile. Great scenery!