Little Granite Creek Trail


Little Granite Cr Trail


Difficulty:  Moderate      Trail Use:  Light

Length:   5.5 miles from Trailhead to jct with the Highline Trail

Elevation:    6630 ft at Trailhead, 7900 at jct with Horse Cr Trail, 8476 at jct with Highline Trail

Open to:  Hikers, Equestrian

Trail Highlights:

  • The trail begins by crossing the creek, which was severely washed out in the spring of 2011.  The trail winds through the willows, and follows the creek up through a mixture of pine and aspen forest. 
  • The trail continues to parallel the creek, crossing several small drainages.  It reaches the Wilderness boundary about a mile up, after which it crosses the creek again. 
  • The trail continues to climb up the forested drainage, crossing the creek several times.  It eventually comes into a series of high mountain meadows with aspen stands and outstanding wildflowers in the spring and summer months.  You’ll see a unmarked trail junction on your left which is the Horse Cr Trail. 
  • From here the trail gets into these upper meadows, climbing steeply up to the open junction with the Highline Trail.  From here there are spectacular views of the Gros Ventre Range.


  • There are two junctions from this trail.  The first is with the Horse Cr Trail which will climb up and over into the Horse Cr drainage.  The second is with the Highline Trail which can take you either back to the Granite Cr drainage or all the way to the Cache Cr drainage.

Important Information

  • There are several creek crossings on this trail.  Do not attempt to cross during the high water in the spring.  Bring creek shoes and be prepared.
  • Always check the kiosk at the Trailhead for important information pertinent to the trail.
  • This trail is located on the USGS quad map for Bull Cr
  • This trail is located within the Gros Ventre Wilderness.  See restrictions link below for more information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Call Tim Farris, Trail Supervisor @ 307-739-5414 for current trail conditions.
Restrictions: Trail is located within the Gros Ventre Wilderness.  For more information on restrictions click here.

General Information



From Jackson, head south on US 189 to Hoback junction, an take a left heading towards Pinedale.  Follow this until you see a large sign on your left for Granite Cr Hot Springs and campground.  Take a left here and follow the dirt road.  Follow this a few minutes until you reach a junction at a bridge.  Take a left here and follow the dirt road up through the large meadows until crossing another small wooden bridge.  Stay straight after the bridge and drive towards the small kiosk.  Park here, and the trail begins by crossing the creek right away.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Hide detail HIDE


Day Hiking

Horse Riding & Camping

Show detail SHOW