Photos of Monte Cristo Trail to Silver Lake Trail

DISTANCE
12.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,224 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 months ago

I’m not sure where these people drove to to make it only 2-5 miles. That would have made the hike a lot quicker for us as ours was 16 mile RT! We had to go through Monte and that adds a total of 8 miles RT headed up to the town. Maybe we missed something somewhere, where you can drive in closer but it’s such an easy 8 extra miles and beautiful at that. Silver lake is stunning, the adjacent peaks are gorgeous and minimal bug last Monday!