New to this site. Surprised I’ve never come across it before. Anyways we have a trip planned next week to go up and fish Crystal Lake on the backside of Granite. I’ve been told there is a fisherman’s trail down to it from Granite Lookout Trail, but can’t quite find any real info on it. Are you able to tell me where to look for the trail? We’re heading up Talapus/Olallie trail, then bushwhacking over to summit TuskOGranite Mountain, then hitting the saddle over towards Granite Mountain and hopefully find the trail down to Crystal. Any help would be great!
@Brian Curtis wrote:
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road is only open on weekends. Paving is scheduled to be finished by July 2017. Updates and opening/closing schedules are available here.
Another good one off I-90 is Granite Mtn. The lookout itself is worth the hike, but there are lakes on the backside you can go fish and you’ll leave most people behind on the mountain.
On busy weekends those trailheads will fill up and overflow well down the road. Don’t leave anything valuable in your car at any trailhead, but especially at the trailheads right off I-90.