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Granite Creek Flats Natural Area

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area
47.4937, -121.6410 Map & Directions
0.1 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
10 feet
Highest Point
855 feet
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Granite Flats Natural Area on a cloudy day. Photo by moosefish. Full-size image
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A short access trail to a stretch of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie. Continue reading

  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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5.00 out of 5

Hiking Granite Creek Flats Natural Area

Many sections of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River are difficult to get to because the road strays from the river, the forest is a tangle of downed trees and soft soil, or there's no parking at the trailhead. Granite Flats Natural Area provides easy access to a tame section of the river across the road from the Granite Lakes trailhead.

The trail itself is no longer than 100 yards and winds through an area being replanted by King County. Stay on the trail to protect the young trees working to establish themselves. Closer to the river the trail splits upstream and down.

The upstream spur quickly reaches the cut bank. It's a few steps down to a sometimes muddy beach. Look for animal tracks in the soft sand and mud.

The downstream spur is longer and less well defined. It parallels the river with several opportunities to climb down the bank to the rocky beach. After about 50 feet, the trail fades away.

Toilet Information

  • No toilet at trailhead

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Hike Description Written by
John Soltys, WTA Correspondent

Granite Creek Flats Natural Area

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.4937, -121.6410 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34. Turn left onto 468th Ave SE and follow it 0.6 miles to the junction with SE Middle Fork Road. Turn right and follow SE Middle Fork Road 2.1 miles, until reaching a fork. Stay to the right on Lake Dorothy Road, and pass the Granite Creek Connector trailhead 0.7 miles later, on your right. 2.2 miles farther, just before the bridge across the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, reach back-in parking spaces on the left.

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Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

Granite Flats Natural Area (#0)

King County

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