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Lower and Upper Granite Lake offers solitude away from the crowd, even on the busiest of days. These snowmelt filled lakes offer the opportunity to relax by an alpine lake, observe various types of wildflowers, and enjoy a quiet afternoon with stunning views of the surrounding area. The water is cold year round, but it offers the opportunity for swimming if you so desire. The hike there offers stunning views of the Cathedral Range, Gaylor Peak, and other peaks in the area.

Short Hike: Hike from Tioga Road to the Upper Gaylor Lakes, and then when the trail turns left to go to the Upper Gaylor Lake, go straight and cut across country for about 1/4 mile until you get to lower Granite Lake. Follow the lake shore until you reach upper Granite Lake.

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David Hitchcock

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Jul 10, 2021
Johan Wu
Gaylor Lakes
Oct 19, 2018
Ken Holt
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Sam Vanderhyden
Jul 5, 2015
David Hitchcock
Great day exploring Upper Granite Lake.

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