Granite Creek Trail #1326.1

Area Status: Not Cleared

The Granite Creek Trail begins at Forest Road 4517-117 and ends at Cle Elum Ridge Trail #1326.

SETTING: Steep creek bottom, with evidence of high water and mud flows, forested areas with a mix of small trees to large trees.

The trail begins just to the west of Granite Creek, climbs rather steeply for about 0.25 mile before crossing the creek. It then begins a series of switchbacks until it junctions with Cle Elum Ridge 1326, in a saddle. Some of the lower switchbacks are deeply eroded, making travel with stock difficult. The trail is closed to motorcycles. Except for Granite Creek, there is no water along this trail.

At a Glance

Fees .
Open Season: Mid to late June - Late October
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Motorized use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Cle Elum

General Information


Parking for 5+ vehicles.


From I-90 west of Cle Elum, WA take exit 78, turn south. At the “T” intersection turn left onto Westide Road. Travel about 1 mile, turn right onto Fowler Creek Road. Continue for less than 1 mile, turn right onto Forest Road 4517. Travel .5 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 4517-117 and continue to trailhead.



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Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

Climbs steeply, a good workout in a quiet streamside setting.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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