Monte Cristo Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Pretty rocky path. Make sure you have sturdy shoes. The old mining town is pretty cool and the views are a nice little reward.
I've done this hike before and loved it. However for anyone coming from granite falls on mountain loop highway, the highway is closed about 7 miles out from the turnoff.
definately a nice long hike mostly flat good for pictures all day kinda hike. and picnic
Great overnighter. Getting there can be kind of tough. The trail has been washed out. Large rocks litter the path. Due to previous storms many downed trees make it tough to pass. But all will be worth it once you reach the town.
What a wonderful hike, the trail is so easy to follow now, very well marked. The log crossing was easy as well, and there are a few spots where you can cross to the other side without having to cross the log, and not get your feet wet. My friends and I were out there very early and had the whole trail to ourselves. The trail is very nicely maintained, there is only one small section on the other side of the river and back on the main trail where it's a short stretch of rocks. The leaves are starting to turn. It was nice to see some of the old buildings still standing. Great place for camping too. No bugs, No bees.
this is a fantastic day hike there are lots of bugs so be sure and bring some repellent
This was a fun trip with friends. We went beyond the town and the gps registered 11.2 miles. Minimal gain and really easy to follow. Great lunch time spent in hammocks above a bubbling stream. Zero bugs.
We hiked through Monte Cristo on our way to Glacier Basin for an overnight camping trip. The walk to Monte Cristo is very standard and great for someone looking for a more relaxed trek. Mostly you are walking along a gravel road with occasional spots of rockiness. The town itself is pretty cool with beautiful views of mountains, the old Sauk river, and abandoned buildings. You can really smell hold old these buildings are! Pretty cool stuff.
hiked with 9yo and gf took 4 1/2 hrs lots of rocks after log and bugs bugs and more bugs
We went later in the afternoon so traffic on the trail was light. Trees offered some needed shade. Beautiful views. The river was cold without being bracing. I didn't look at pictures on this sight, so I was surprised by the fun place at the end. There was two detours around a clay slide out area and a washed out bridge; that offered a log for passing.
Fun hike. A few obstacles. Clay slide so trail was made to go around. Have to cross river on a short log due to washed out bridge. At one point lots of river rock to walk over. I'm a beginner so it was a bit long, but great history when you get to the old cabins. Keep walking to last cabin. with picket fence...has a great bench by river to relax and eat lunch!!
Awesome out and back hike. At the top you'll be greeted by amazing mountain views and an old abandoned ghost town. Take time to explore the ruins. Then head on up to silver lake.
Such a beautiful trail - interesting mining town.