Pass: Northwest Forest Pass
Length: 8.6 miles round trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 3800 feet
Highest Point: 5629 feet
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The beautiful views at the summit of the Granite Mountain trail are not easy to reach but worth every step. The elevation gain is about 1000 feet and with many switch backs.  When you get to the top you will see views of pointed Kaleetan Peak, Crystal Lake, the climber-dotted Tooth, and of course Mount Rainier dominating the skyline to the south make it all worth it.

Begin at the Pratt Lake trail head in cool, mossy forest. Once you hit the junction for Granite Mountain trail you will notice a difference in your step.  Granite Mountain Trail switchbacks up through forest, avalanche tracks and huckleberry meadows, climbing into Alpine Lakes Wilderness to nearly 3,800 feet at the summit of Granite Mountain. 

Once you get to the top grab a snack and enjoy the view. Don't forget your camera for this trip. 

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