Distance: 10 miles round trip from the gate on Basin Road.
Elevation: 2700′ of gain
Hazards: Landslides (rainy season), Icy trail conditions, Avalanches (winter)
Description: Access to Granite Creek Trail is gained at ~3 miles from the gate on Basin Rd via Perseverance Trail. The trail is marked by a sign “Granite Creek Trail,” and begins with a series of ascending switchbacks. Once passed the initial switch backs the trail follows Granite Creek to its headwaters on the shoulder of Olds Mountain. The climb is steady and runable, but trail conditions are on the technical side of things as the trail traverses numerous rock gardens on its ascent to Granite Creek Basin at the foot of Olds Mountain. From Granite Creek Basin one can access the Juneau Ridge by following the goat trail and numerous cairns on the left side of Olds. Once on the ridge it is possible to follow it to the summit of Mount Juneau, before descending back to the trail head on Basin road via the Mount Juneau Trail and Perseverance Trail, this loop is known as the Juneau Ridge Trail.