With an estimated population of 10,000 in the immediate outlying area of the town. Granite Falls is also the "smallest town" Snohomish County with approx. 2 square miles.
Granite Falls is the "Gateway to the Mountain Loop", which is known for many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, sledding, among other activities.
Granite Falls lies approximately 17 miles northeast of Everett and I-5. State Route 92 meets the main thoroughfare in town and passes on to the beautiful Mountain Loop Highway. The Mountain Loop Highway is Snohomish County´s only access to the North Cascade Loop. Granite Falls is 360 feet above sea level.
Situated in the shadows of Mt. Pilchuck, Granite Falls is a perfect stop before or after a mountain excursion. Turn-of-the-century architecture, unique local eateries and shops, and a distinct western foothills atmosphere contribute to the charm of this tiny community. The Granite Falls Historical Society manages a small house as a museum to illustrate the mining, logging, railroad, and social history of the area. Of special interest is a 16-foot "timeline" log of Douglas Fir which may have been a seedling in the year 1875!
The Big Four Ice Caves and the ghost town of Monte Cristo are popular July-Sept. destinations. The ice caves are actually tunnels formed in the permanent ice of the avalanche snowfield below Big Four Mountain during summer. These caves are beautiful but very dangerous so enjoy and photograph them from a safe distance.
The town is the third fastest growing area in the county with five new housing subdivisions and a growing number and variety of businesses. Despite the fast growth, Granite Falls retains a country atmosphere, with a neighborly attitude and friendly people.
Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce
City of Granite Falls
PO Box 1440, Granite Falls .......... 360-691-6441
Granite Falls School District #332
Administration Office .......... 360-691-7717