Hike to the Summit of Granite Mountain

4.2
9 miles 3800 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Casey Sullivan

Granite Mountain is a non-technical summit to the fire lookout offering amazing views of the entire Central Washington Cascades. This is a steep hike with avalanche danger in winter and spring months.

The trek up Granite Mountain is a strenuous and fairly steep hike located east of Seattle and west of Snoqualmie pass off of I-90. Take exit 47 and turn North to a T intersection, park at the Pratt lake Trailhead at approximately 1860' and right beside I-90.

The trail splits just after the first mile (1.2 miles exactly), stay left toward Granite Mountain. You climb steeply, switchbacking through avalanche chutes and forested terrain with occasional views across the valley. WARNING: do not attempt when avalanche danger exists above, several fatal accidents have resulted from avalanches here. At about 4,100 feet, you break out of the trees above the avalanche chutes and into meadows; this is where the views get good! The trail meanders up the meadows, which turns into the east summit ridge, and climbs to the summit at 5,629 feet.

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over 6 years ago

Great hike! thanks for sharing

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