Granite Mountain (Snoqualmie) Climber's Log

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Judd97 - Oct 17, 2021 12:41 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2021

Great workout  Sucess!

No wonder it's so popular. I-90, lots of vert, great views and a cool lookout. Met lots of dogs on the way up!


cascadescrambler - Sep 3, 2019 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 1974

Good viewpoint over the Snoqualmie peaks  Sucess!

I was seriously delayed by ripe blueberries on the way down


SloJay - Jul 14, 2018 4:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2018

It was aight  Sucess!

Trail was snow covered at the summit ridge. That's OK we were going to scramble the rocks anyway! We walked on the snow on the descent though.


kronshage3 - Jun 30, 2018 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2018

Rainy Day  Sucess!

Title says it all. Really not all that bad of a day though. Pretty chill walk up to the summit ridge with a little bit of scrambling to the lookout. - Jun 26, 2018 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2018

Almost Successful summit

Great day up. Snow at the top. Thunderstorm and rain, turned back about 300 feet short. . Looking forward to seeing how trail is different without snow and ascending the trail vs. the ridge.

ACree - Jan 15, 2018 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2017

Smokey  Sucess!

Started early hoping for sunrise views, only to see mostly smokey haze.


huskertriguy - Jun 10, 2017 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016

Socked In  Sucess!

A lot of folks out today in spite of the forecast; parking spilled out onto the road. Rain off and on the first couple miles on the way up.

Not sure how many folks went for the summit and how many went to the lake. A number of people turned around once they hit the snow due to not having proper gear (a wise choice). Some appeared to summit without microspikes and trekking poles, sacrificing better judgment.

No axe necessary but the snow was slushy and sloppy. Only received peekaboo views through small breaks in cloud cover from the top. It appeared to mostly clear up as I was on the descent.

Fun hike.


seano - Jul 9, 2016 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2016

For speed  Sucess!

57:30 from trailhead to touching the lookout. Still a bit of snow on the north side, and the trail is a mess higher up, but a fun cloudy-day activity.


greglief - Sep 16, 2015 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2015

Granite Mountain  Sucess!

Strenuous hike but all was well. Tarns all dried up. We will have to return to see the beargrass blooming in the meadows.


pschlais - Sep 9, 2015 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2015

standard route  Sucess!

Cloudy and windy, unfortunately no views. Still a good day in the mountains, getting to the trailhead by 7 AM really cuts down the number of people you run into on the way up.


BooRadley - Jul 20, 2015 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Fun hike  Sucess!

Fun little hike. Love the views from the fire lookout.


Euphonia - Dec 18, 2014 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2014

Never again  Sucess!

THis was my second trip up. I rather hate the crowds here. Never again


awilsondc - Jul 20, 2014 1:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

Standard Trail  Sucess!

Cloudy day with no views. I really loved the last 1 1/2 miles of the trail. The beargrass was stunning! There was some snow along the trail but manageable, 2 1/2 hours up. We spent all off 5 minutes at the top due to zero views, but spent well over an hour in the boulder fields below having some tea and scrambling on the boulders. I really liked this one. Great for conditioning, but next time I'll take the boulders all the way up instead of the trail. Great fun! 6 hours car to car.


Walkoutnow - Jun 25, 2014 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2014

Nice variety at the top  Sucess!

Another peak good for getting a workout/training. Nice bit of scrambling and boulder-hopping the last 3-400 ft up to the lookout tower.


WendyK - May 1, 2014 4:34 pm

Pan-fried on Granite.  Sucess!

Hiked this one last summer. Didn't care to hear the cars on I-90 most of the way. Apart from that I immensely enjoyed being out on the open granite slopes in the full sun. Lots of wildflowers delight in. Took pictures of pink spirea with Mt. Rainier as a backdrop. They turned out beautifully. Word of warning - keep hydrated & sunblocked. I kept pushing on instead of stopping for any breaks and got a little sick. Lesson learned.


nartreb - Dec 28, 2013 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2013

summer route in winter  Sucess!

Not enough snow to worry about avalanche danger on the summer route. Other tracks went up the talus ridge for the final push to the summit, but we foolishly decided to try the north side (where the summer trail goes after crossing the bowl), which had more than enough snow to be exhausting - took almost two hours for that section.


tcingrum - Aug 12, 2013 10:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Granite lookout  Sucess!

Acres of blue huckleberries. Get a parking spot early.


tarsii - Jun 13, 2013 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2012

Amazing  Sucess!

Amazing fall colors. Saw a mama bear with 2 cubs.


JoelSkok - Mar 20, 2013 6:41 pm

Snowy hike  Sucess!

Another fine outing with the Boy Scouts. Saw a fawn trying to hide and play dead in a high meadow on the mountain. Also nice glissading near the top


Mountainjeff - Feb 11, 2013 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2013

Above the clouds and warm  Sucess!

I was more than tired of the recent temperature inversion so I decided it was time I summit the super popular Granite Mountain. I was the first to arrive at the parking lot and only saw one person behind me at about 4700'. Whoever it was turned around and I didnt see anyone until the summit. Views were absolutely stunning and temps climbed as high as 65 near the summit. Followed some tracks down the W. Ridge and then S. to the main trail. It was a lot more fun than descending the main route unless you have skis.

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