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Hiking to the top of Granite Chief adjacent to Squaw Valley Ski Corp

I first hiked up Granite Chief in the spring before the snow was fully melted. I took the Squaw... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2016
Elizabeth T
,
Isleton, California
Hiking

Throughout time we've hiked in group settings in this wildernesses area so magnificent! There are... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2016
Faryz1
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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Granite Chief is located next to and offers great views of Squaw Valley.
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Nov 16, 2016
“Hiking to the top of Granite Chief adjacent to Squaw Valley Ski Corp”
Nov 6, 2016
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Olympic Valley, CA
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

I first hiked up Granite Chief in the spring before the snow was fully melted. I took the Squaw Valley Ski Corp Gondola up, hiked south to the exit on the west advising one NOT to proceed, then down a clear view path and then...More

1  Thank Elizabeth T
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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Throughout time we've hiked in group settings in this wildernesses area so magnificent! There are glacier carved valleys with granite formations and trails through meadows. Elevation ranges from 5000-foot valleys to 9000-foot peaks. The Pacific Crest trail system passes through this area. This past weekend...More

Thank Faryz1
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

Did a near sun-down hike on this trail. It was great, away from the lights of the cities and lake resorts. Not too difficult and has beautiful scenery.

Thank craigsK8184WX
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

Hardly any one was in this great ski area during SKI WEEK especially in the late afternoon. This is all black diamond although some are groomed.

Thank WeGoMama
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Reviewed December 28, 2015

Granite Chief has mostly expert trails but a strong blue comfortable with bowl skiing can find a few trails to enjoy whilst the cliff hangers in the group separate and then meet up at the chair the chair is a slow triple so be prepared...More

Thank marikim
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Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Granite Chief slope is a great advanced intermediate slope at Squaw Valley, but be very prepared for icy patches. If you lose it, you slide quite a way. Wear your helmet. If you are in doubt, don't go up the lift.

Thank tonykin
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

It's about a 5 - 6 hour loop/9 miles if you take the free (to hikers) tram ride down, otherwise add another hour if you hike down - the trail down starts below the old tennis courts and isn't marked. The trail up is to...More

Thank RobbNevadaCity
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Okay, okay, okay, around Squaw Valley it’s mainly a ski area - but the mountains surrounding the valley with the Granite Chief Wilderness and beyond are also just simply breathtaking for hiking and horseback riding. The views from, say Emerald Pass with the memorial monument...More

3  Thank Esty666
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