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Amador Adventure ~ By Annie, Yorba's Tasting Room Manager



Everyday can be an adventure when you live in Amador County. There are countless trails, lakes and mountains to explore. I constantly ask myself ~ do I want a rejuvenating lake day or a challenging hiking day or maybe a foraging day? I never know what I may be in the mood for.


Ahhh... Granite Lake, a short hike with a beautiful waterfall on the way, a little less traveled. Set up my picnic on a rock. Open a Yorba wine and immerse myself into the cool water! Life is good!


I recommend taking a bottle of our Rosado and pairing it with healthy spring rolls.


Granite Lake Trail 17E23


Turn off of Highway 88 at the sign for Kit Carson Resort. Bear left at the first "Y", and right at the second "y", following the signs for Granite Lake. A small trailhead parking area is located at the end of the road.

The trail starts off on the Minkalo Trail to a junction in 0.6 miles, then turns left toward Granite Lake where it arrives at 1 mile. Along the way, the trail crosses a bridge over an unnamed creek with an impressive waterfall. Past Granite Lake, the trail traverses numerous granite slabs and enters the forest, following the contour and arriving at Hidden Lake at mile 3.8.




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