Granite Peak Trail #647
Scenic views are the main attraction on the Granite Peak trail. It starts at its junction with Elk Mountain Road #285. It begins as a primitive road and climbs 200 feet to the ridgetop. The road continues for two miles along the ridge, crossing two spur roads. A campsite is located on the second spur road, and here the road becomes a trail. The trail climbs to the top of a knoll, then drops down the ridge, with two or three small switchbacks, to a saddle. The tread is fair but with lots of windfall potential. There is a campsite in the saddle. From here the trail climbs steeply out of the saddle and follows the ridgetop to above Elk Lake. This section of trail is rocky in places with lots of windfall. From above Elk Lake, the trail climbs to a rocky knoll covered with beargrass. The trail is faint on top of this knoll, but can be found with some search. The trail descends to its end in a saddle one-half mile southeast of Granite Peak. There is a campsite in the saddle.
At a Glance
|Closest Towns:||Elk City, Idaho|
|Information Center:||Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245|