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Granite Mtn. - 5629' 
Miles RT: Elevation Gain: Route/Trail:
8.6 3629' trails
Map: GT - Snoqualmie Pass #207
Season: fall
Granite Mountain is a heavily used trail when snow free and often done during the winter.  I took advantage of the opportunity to check it out on this pretty fall day, avoiding the crowds in summer and the avalanche risk in winter.  The Pratt Lake Trail #1007 is a superhighway. Wide and well graded.  The granite Mtn. Trail #1017 is more rugged, but so well used that it's still better than most.  It takes a round about way to reach the lookout, meandering well to the east, before gaining a ridge and then climbing west and south.  You'll see a lot of the mountain and the surrounding area before getting to the top.
  October 27, 2007      
Bandera & McClellan  
Lookout Building  
Kaleetan & Chair Peak
Lookout Pano  
Pano to the north  
 Looking west
Lookout wide pano  
North pano  
Route Map

Drive I-90 to exit #47. Turn north from the off-ramp and turn left at the "T" in the road. Continue straight ahead and park in the Pratt Lake trail parking area (1800'). 
High risk of avalanches on Granite. Check other sources for winter route information and snow conditions (NWAC).

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