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Monte Cristo Trail

Intermediate
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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

93%

Runnable

2,835' 864 m

High

2,317' 706 m

Low

748' 228 m

Up

302' 92 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

Trail starts at Barlow Pass on Mountain Loop Highway and follows the S. Saulk River where a rail line used to be. Trail is easy to run, but be prepared before the first mile in as you'll have to cross the river on a fallen tree. The rest of the trail is pretty level with some larger rocks due to wash outs.

The trail ends at abandoned mining town called Monte Cristo. Some buildings remain and other artifacts. Go past the initial 3 buildings and take the bridge to the left, and you'll get to more ruins. Some of the land is privately owned and well marked so be respectful of the private property. Do not drink any of the river water, there are still contaminants from the mining operations. Past the village in a large waterfall and to the south of the village there is Silver Lake higher up.

Contacts

Shared By:

Hunter R with improvements by Eric Rupp

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 6 votes

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in Gothic Basin

#907

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Monte Cristo abandoned mining town
Jun 26, 2018 near Skykomish, WA

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Jun 26, 2018
Eric Rupp
Dry day, most of the trail is wide and well graveled. Mostly level with slight incline. Used to be a rail line back in the day. 10.3mi — 2h 45m