Trinity Alps – Granite Lake – A Winter Wonderland

What better way to celebrate the New Year than going for a hike? Okay, you’re right, I’d rather be snowshoeing or skiing, but when the weather gods aren’t cooperating, might was well explore some areas rarely accessible during the winter.

The Swift Creek trailhead is about a 2-hour drive from Redding

This lovely bridge provides for an easy crossing of Swift Creek

Plenty of beauty in the semi-frozen waterways along the trail

Stunning Granite Lake!

Looking northwest toward Seven-Up Peak

If you are lucky, on your return trip, you may find this view of Mt Shasta and the eastern ranges.

Jan’s Tips:

  • For winter trips, most likely you will find snow and ice on the Forest Service access road.
  • If you are new to winter hiking, you might want to reference my Winter Gear tips.
  • For trail and map information, reference my Trails Link page.
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