Granite Lake Trail

Trinity Alps Wilderness, California

Distance4.8mi
Elevation Gain2,598ft
Trailhead Elevation4,056ft
Top5,963ft
Elevation Min/Max3983/5963ft
Elevation Start/End4056/4056ft

Granite Lake Trail

Granite Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Trinity County, California. It is within Trinity Alps Wilderness. It is 4.8 miles long and begins at 4,056 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,598 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there are marshes.

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A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity (Wilderness Press)
Mark White
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"From the traverse of the ridge west of Deer Creek canyon you have truly magnificent views across to Siligo Peak, Luella Lake, and most of the central Trinity Alps. By adding two or three days and nearly 10 miles, you can descend a long series of switchbacks from Granite Creek summit down Deer Creek to hike the Four Lakes Loop." Read more
100 Classic Hikes in Northern California (The Mountaineers Books)
John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares
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"This trip takes you along the madly rushing waters of Swift and Granite Creeks, both blessed by the sweet fragrance of azalea blossoms in early summer. After visiting cool, clear Granite Lake, you’ll climb to Seven Up Gap for a panoramic vista over the heart of the Trinity Alps. From here, you have the option of adding Four Lakes Loop and Horseshoe and Ward Lakes to your backpacking trip." Read more

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Trail Information

Trinity Alps Wilderness
Nearby City
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Parks
Weaverville Ranger District, Shasta - Trinity National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Covington Mill, Siligo Peak; USFS Trinity Alps Wilderness
Local Maps

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Dec 2018