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Monte Cristo Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trout Lake, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 872 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

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Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Willard: Travel north on County Route 18 for approximately seven miles to Forest Route 86. Follow 86 north to Forest Route 080. Take 080 northeast to the trailhead.

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Samantha Roddy
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Hiking

Very nice trail with bonus views at the top, though the elevation on my GPS was about 460ft in mostly two sections that were a bit slippery. For the question earlier: the round-trip mileage is 3.7. This is a great family hike especially if snacks/lunch is planned for at the top!

Adrienne Nicholas
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Hiking

Can anyone explain whether this is a total of 3.7 miles or it's 3.7 miles each way?

JEFF RAYMOND
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First to Review

This trail guide is completely wrong. Use your GPS and type in the trail coordinates. It's about 10miles outside of town and you turn right. The trail head is 1 miles up the road from where you can park. The tree's are growing over the road pretty well so I wouldn't bring the vehicle up to the trail. Then...start going up...and up....and up. It's tough at first but the view and flowers are wellllllllllll worth it. Beautiful hike

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Kate Ketcham
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Matt Gordon
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McLain Jokinen
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