Melmont Townsite

Lakewood, Washington

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Wander down a former railroad grade to explore what remains of the once-booming community of Melmont. The trail begins on the north side of the bridge with a short scramble down to the Northern Pacific railroad grade. From here Melmont is an easy 1-mile stroll along the river, following a wide path under mossy alders and young hemlock. However, because OHV traffic churns up a lot of earth, during the wetter months a thick layer of mud can cover the trail. Although the mud can be a little messy, it is not so bad that it makes hiking more difficult.
Hiking through History Washington

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Hiking through History Washington

by Nathan and Jeremy Barnes (Falcon Guides)

Wander down a former railroad grade to explore what remains of the once-booming community of Melmont.

The trail begins on the north side of the bridge with a short scramble down to the Northern Pacific railroad grade. From here Melmont is an easy 1-mile stroll along the river, following a wide path under mossy alders and young hemlock. However, because OHV traffic churns up a lot of earth, during the wetter months a thick layer of mud can cover the trail. Although the mud can be a little messy, it is not so bad that it makes hiking more difficult.

© 2014 Nathan and Jeremy Barnes/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lakewood
Length: 2.5
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Pierce County ParksĀ and Recreation, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499; (253) 798-4177; co.pierce.wa.us
Local Maps: USGS Wilkeson
Topo Map: Melmont Townsite Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking through History Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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