Granite Mountain Lookout Tower

North Bend, Washington 98045

Granite Mountain Lookout Tower

Granite Mountain Lookout Tower Professional Review and Guide

"This tough but rewarding hike leads to one of the highest peaks west of Snoqualmie Pass and includes some 2,000 feet of climbing in the alpine zone; the trek is capped by a long boulder-hop up the final ridge. From the summit lookout tower, Granite Mountain enjoys a commanding view of the surrounding area and much of the central Washington Cascades. Four high volcanoes frame the unforgettable scene."

Granite Mountain Lookout Tower Reviews

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We hiked the trail on a hot and sunny July 4th. No snow present until we arrived at the lake and saw a very small melting patch next to the trail. The trail is well shaded and mostly steep switchbacks above the valley. Annette lake is very picturesque and easily accessible from the trail. Numerous backcountry campsites existed arount the trail but the mosquitoes were ravenous near water. We hiked the trail up and back in three and 1/2 hours but had a vigorous pace downhill. Be sure to arrive early as we passed multiple parties who literally were waiting to pass on our way down by noon.

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Trail Information

North Bend
Nearby City
3,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 to 7 hours
Hikable late spring–fall
2,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,500 feet
Top Elevation
Green Trails: Snoqualmie Pass 207; USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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Jul 2018