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.
Granite Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Mark White, A Hiking and Backpacking Guide: Trinity Alps & Vacinity (Wilderness Press).
"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."
--John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares, 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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