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Granite Lakes Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2,483 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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muddy
over grown
3 days ago

Hiked 7/1. First one at the trailhead at 7:30. Vegetation is a little overgrown so if it’s a wet day like today be prepared to be soaked through by the time you’re done. I recorded the hike 11.2 miles so a little longer than listed.

hiking
4 days ago

Went for the day, was really nice. Took a swim and enjoyed myself. Great intermediate hike.

6 days ago

Great hike. Medium difficulty and good length. I logged 11.2 miles. A bit overgrown during end half. Lake was a treat. Started at 7:15 with only 1 car ahead. Small parking lot so better to start early. Today was rainy and visibility suffered but would recommend the hike. Couple of runners and most people wore a mask when we crossed paths.

hiking
great!
8 days ago

The lake had a lot of silt, but was still refreshing after the hike up to it! The trail is becoming more of a tunnel than even a month ago, but was totally fine regardless, and a couple of logs have been removed as well.

hiking
muddy
13 days ago

nice solid hike, good for workout. the "reward" for getting to the top was good, but not great

hiking
16 days ago

Muddy at the top, but highly recommended. Just make sure you don't end up in Connector parking lot on the way down...

walking
muddy
over grown
27 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Awsome trail . Long but pretty flat . The lake was worth it. Please do this hike

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Went on Memorial Day weekend, too many people while coming back. We were at the trail by 8am. Please do wear a mask, given the amount of people we passed while coming down. There was no snow at all, but it’s muddy at places. Overall good hike!

hiking
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Got to the lot and got the last spot at 8am. Beginning of the trail was quite muddy and slick - make sure you have some hiking poles! Up top the river crossing were a bit deep - everyone was getting their shoes soaked as the water came up to their shins. Some minor snow at the very top. Getting to the lake itself the trail is a bit overgrown - I had to cross via some downed logs and others were wading through water up to their knees! Pretty crowded and only about half of the people we wearing masks. Beautiful hike, however!

hiking
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Smooth trail except for the last mile of snow - but the lake in the end was so worth it! Also I love the tall trees in the beginning of the hike. Not too crowded too (vs Mailbox Peak nearby), perfect trail for my first hike post-COVID lockdown.

hiking
muddy
over grown
snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Started hike at connector trail due to sign reporting road closed ahead. The lower path is snow free and easily followed. This area of the path is temperate rain forest in nature. Heavy green abounds. At the first major creek without a bridge, there are logs/downed trees blocking the path. Was unsure of how to proceed until noticed footprints in the snow on S side of creek. Rocks are used to cross it. From this point on, the snow is moderately to heavily packed though there were some postholes. There are many small creeks to cross from this point forward until you hit the split for Granite Lakes/Thompson's lake. The only available path seen on this area of Granite Lake Trail led to Upper Granite Lake. Snow shoes would be useful from this point if you want to head to Lower Granite Lake. Attempted to follow an apparent unprinted trail, but snow was unpacked and at least 24" deep. The lake is snow covered, other than a small area to the NW visible from the lake's edge. It was beautiful overall, easy enough to do for anyone with moderate fitness. Enjoy it!

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blowdown
flooded
muddy
over grown
snow
5 months ago

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