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Best trails in Granite Falls

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Looking for a great trail near Granite Falls, Washington? AllTrails has 29 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Wallace Falls State Park or Mount Pilchuck State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Discovery Park or Marckworth Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Granite Falls ranging from 1 to 10.3 miles and from 551 to 5,301 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Granite Falls
Top trails (29)
#1 - Lake 22 Trail
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Lake Twentytwo Trail is a beautiful hike to an alpine lake through old growth forests ending with stunning mountain views of Mount Pilchuck. The trail can be accessed off of Mountain Loop Highway in the North Cascades area of Washington State. The path starts out gently enough on a dirt staircase through rainforest. You will hear water trickling from twentytwo creek through the forest in several locations along the way. A bridge crosses the creek around a mile in where there is a particularly pretty waterfall. Here the trail gets steeper, with more rocks and some creek crossings. Gentle but persistent switchbacks lead to a long talus slope with the wall of Lake Twentytwo looming above, seemingly insurmountable. The talus is a jumble of sharp rock, but navigable. The trail switches back and heads toward the large stream which outlets from the lake where it finally flattens out. A bit further down the trail is you will encounter lake itself, a turquoise lake with an the enormous steep wall of Mount Pilchuck behind it. A path goes around the entire lake and it is worth the time it takes to do this extra loop trail. The trail is rocky, so sturdy hiking shoes or boots are necessary. Since there are creek crossings, waterproof hiking boots are recommended. This is a great hike, however it is very popular and can be crowded on weekends. It is best to get there early as parking fills up quickly.Show more
#2 - Heather Lake Trail
Mount Pilchuck State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
The road to the trailhead is full of large potholes a 4x4 is recommended. There's a pretty good incline right out of the parking area. Levels off in some spots which helps with catching your breath. Some sharp rocks, so sturdy shoes are helpful. The lake is beautiful. There's a boulder that overlooks the lake and makes for a great place to sit for lunch or just lay back and relax. There are no bathroom facilities once you get to the lake, so be prepared. Lots of dogs on the trail. Show more
#3 - Mount Pilchuck Trail
Mount Pilchuck State Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Dress accordingly and be prepared to cross plenty of mud and snow as late as mid summer. Mount Pilchuck Trail is a challenging hike to an old fire lookout tower at the top the mountain that offers panoramic views. The trailhead is located within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the North Cascades area of Washington State off of Mountain Loop Highway. The hiking trail itself is in Mount Pilchuck State Park. The trail is well maintained and there's a fantastic change in scenery as you ascend up the mountain, starting with lush/old growth forests at the beginning and then transcending into arid/rocky overlooks towards the top. The terrain can be rough and requires a good sense of balance to navigate the rocky pathway. From the top of the lookout tower there are great views of Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and the Olympics. This popular hike is one of the busiest trails in the area so expect to see others. Arrive at the trailhead early to secure a parking spot. The final stretch of road leading to the trailhead is in very rough shape. The last few miles are comprised of crushed stone/dirt and contain potholes throughout.Show more
#4 - Gothic Basin Trail
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 7 h 15 m
Please note: road to trailhead may close seasonally, adding numerous miles to the trip. Passing the metal gate just south of the parking lot is where the adventure start. For about 1-1.5 miles is an old gravel road that parallels to the Sauk River. You will first pass the Monte Cristo trail head first. Keep walking until the trail comes to a fork. You will proceed to the right going into the forest until you see the trail head for "Weden Creek/Gothic Basin #724". There is also an old outhouse. Proceed past the sign for a little bit and then you will then see a large sign for the "Weeden Creek Trail". This is your destination. The trail starts off with a gentle grade incline through the sheltering forest for about a mile. A couple of small stream crossings will be passed. About 1.5 miles into the trail, a series of switchbacks (about 20) will begin. The switchbacks are moderate at first then the incline starts to ascend pretty dramatically. Leading out of the forest, you will arrive at the first major waterfall. Continue onward and upward crossing to the left of the waterfall. The trail then beings to get very rough and rocky continuing this way throughout the rest of the hike. Some of the pathway is very narrow, hugging the edge of the mountain with thick overgrowth. The final ascend into the basin is very steep amongst rocks and flat boulders. You will then arrive at Gothic Basin when you see a small lake surrounded by numerous peaks at 4.5 miles into the hike. The hike to Foggy Lake was about 20 minutes past Gothic Basin. It is probably about half a mile away with another 500 ft of additional elevation gain. There is not a clear trail to the lake. You will not see any views at the base of Gothic Basin. The higher you go, the better the views get. After reaching the top of the first ridge the view was magnificent seeing the small lake on the bottom and the different surrounding mountains/peaks. The view was worth the difficult journey. Foggy Lake is very nice. You will not see much green as it is surrounded by rock formations. This hike is mentally draining because you are constantly trekking over rocks, boulders and walking/climbing steeply over ridges without knowing if you are close to the end. However, all breathtaking views come with a challenge! *Northwest Forest Pass required*Show more
#5 - Big Four Ice Caves Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
NOTE: As of June 02, 2020, bridge is closed so hikers may not be able to complete this hike as mapped. Trail head parking lot is closed, but picnic area parking is open. Great easy hike to absolutely stunning waterfalls on the upper cave! While there you may hear a lot of rumbling from ice falls or even witness the collapse of an ice bridge! Visiting the Ice Caves is definitely fun and it's a must-see in the summer time. Note: There may be avalanche danger because there is always an inherent chance of being struck by falling ice or an avalanche depending on how close you get to the ice caves. Never go in or on top of the ice caves. Always proceed with caution and never go beyond your own abilities and understand your limitations. Hikers recommend water shoes and bug spray! Show more
#6 - Lime Kiln Trail
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
#7 - Monte Cristo Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Note: The road leading to the trailhead may be closed in the winter due to snow. Please check with the park before attempting this trail. Show more
#8 - Robe Canyon Historic Trail
Robe Canyon Historic Trail Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
As of 7/9/2020 half way in the trail is closed off due to landslides. Note: This trail has been impacted by landslides. Please read signs before hiking and be forewarned of potential danger along the trail.Show more
#9 - Granite Falls (Fish Ladder) Trail
Granite Falls, Washington
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 21 m
#10 - Cutthroat Lakes Via Walt Baily Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
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