Monte Cristo Trail

MODERATE 72 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

muddy

washed out

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4 days ago

Great hike, trail in good condition. Good for all skill levels, kid & dog friendly. The river is lower then usual due to our dry summer. Lots of artifacts to enjoy in Monte Cristo, flowers blooming. The mileage is misleading. This hike is 9.5 miles from start to finish NOT 8.1 miles like claimed on website.

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15 days ago

I loved it! Beautiful views & lovely weather! Would love if they put a bridge over the river, because I almost fell off the log

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2 months ago

Mostly an easy walk (former railway trail), although there is a river crossing on a wide log and a rocky section. Shallow inclines throughout. Beautiful scenery as you walk along the river and through the mountains. No specific peak or vista, though.

It was fairly crowded on a Saturday, and the abandoned mining town had visitors and volunteers performing maintenance. It's well-marked with a descriptive pamphlet.

Good trail for dogs.

2 months ago

did this about 3 weeks ago good easy trail. first hike of the year for me and my new dog. lots of scenery and the old mining town was cool. one person actually still living there.

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2 months ago

Fun hike for a hot Memorial Day weekend. Crossing the log was a little challenging but it was fun. A chilly refreshing breeze at the top. The old townsite of Monte Cristo was pretty neat.

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2 months ago

The trail itself was in really good shape I would say..... there is one part still that has snow over the path, but easy to maneuver through! There is one small part where you will get your feet wet, but not too bad! The path is a little confusing in some parts, stick to the main path , once you get to the log crossing there is no question where to go. The old town is pretty cool that's where we turned around! I would say this was an easy hike, just long! Beautiful scenery!

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3 months ago

I love this hike, but HATE crossing the log. Is there any way to cross without having to cross over the log?

4 months ago

Have been here twice, on trips to the Seattle area in Nov. 2013 and again in Sept. of the following year as I wanted to see it in the summer months and before it was closed for a cleanup project. Hike is easy, but getting across the creek can be rather tricky.