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Located off State Highway 88 within the Hope Valley CA, This easy to moderate hiking trail is a also a popular hike for fishermen.

Granite Lake is popular with fishermen. It is a clear, high mountain lake that is very accessible. There are several paths leading from the parking area. The trails usually lead to the main trail or fade out causing you to retrace your steps. Please note the way you travel to avoid confusion on your return trip. The trail continues from Granite Lake into open country with unique rock formations and wide vistas, but no other specific destination.

Please Remember:

* Always carry drinking water.
* Hike in single file to keep trails narrow and wild.
* Prevent erosion, follow the trail and do NOT cut switch backs.
* Keep trails clean, pack out ALL paper and trash.
* Protect plants and wildlife.


Directions: From Hope Valley, Travel west along Highway 88. Turn left at the signed "Blue Lakes Road" turn off. After about six miles the paved road ends and you continue on a good dirt road through Lower Blue Lakes Campground and Middle Creek Campground. Park at the dam between the two lakes.Driving time from Carson City is about 11/2 hours.

Elevation: 8,100 feet

Ending Elevation: 8,700 feet

Elevation Gain: 600 feet

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

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