Granite Mountain

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Granite Mountain is a basic Washington State typical peak with a trail that climbs through forest and meadows above treeline to a fire lookout. It is located in the Snoqualmie River Valley east of Seattle and is visible from Interstate 90 which provides easy access to the trailhead. Winter months make it an avalanche hotspot with a history of fatalities.

Elevation (feet): 5,629
Elevation (meters): 1,716
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.417334
Longitude: -121.481205
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Seatac International Airport
Convenient Center: North Bend

Thanks to Max Karren for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Granite Mountain.

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  • Log #17810 - by Derek on Oct 09, 2004
    Great day hike. Make sure you wear good shoes because I had blisters all over my feet. I have climbed Mount Si, Mount Ellinor and Tiger Mountain this one is the best.
  • Log #17811 - by Ben Kunz on June 03, 2004
    June 2004 - reached summit at 9pm (after work climb). Full moon bivy and 5am sunset to write home about!
  • Log #17812 - by Max Karren on Dec 22, 2002
    This was the first peak of its type I ever climbed. Since we hike it in winter, we were forced to use ice axes, and after reaching the top at over 5000 feet we took the liberty of glissading down an...