Granite Lake Trail 17E23

Area Status: Closed

The trail starts off on the Minkalo Trail to a junction in 0.6 miles, then turns left toward Granite Lake where it arrives at 1 mile. Along the way, the trail crosses a bridge over an unnamed creek with an impressive waterfall. Past Granite Lake, the trail traverses numerous granite slabs and enters the forest, following the contour and arriving at Hidden Lake at mile 3.8.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closes with snowfall.
Permit Info: California Campfire Permit required for wood, charcoal, or gas fires. Check for seasonal fire restrictions before trip.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Use existing fire rings.
Closest Towns: Kirkwood
Water: creek
Passes: none
Information Center: Call Amador Ranger District at (209) 259-3774.

General Information


Turn off of Highway 88 at the sign for Kit Carson Resort. Bear left at the first "Y", and right at the second "Y", following the signs for Granite Lake. A small trailhead parking area is located at the end of the road.

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