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    Granite Falls, Washington

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    Portland, OR
    Ranger | 965 pts
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    7/20/2018
    This is so fantastic, one of my favorite Mount Rainier hikes. It is a mostly forested trail with little breaks here and there with awesome mountain views. The Emmons Moraine Trail offshoot offers more consistent views of the amazing Emmons glacier. In mid-July the weather was perfect, just a few snow patches.
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    Beaux Arts, WA
    Pathfinder | 141 pts
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    6/23/2009
    This is certainly one of the more difficult hikes to go on. The guide suggests a mountain bike to get to Monte Cristo, however ,when I traveled it, this was unreasonable as the bridge across the river was out, and several landslides and fallen trees blocked the road. It would be better to travel this trail in July or August, when I went there was solid snow for a good mile up and into the basin, but the end result is well worth the trip.
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    Trail Information

    Granite Falls
    Nearby City
    12.5
    Distance
    2,040 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    July–Oct 31
    Season
    2,000 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    4,400 feet
    Top Elevation
    Mount Baker– Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District, or Verlot Public Service Center
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111, Monte Cristo No. 143
    Local Maps

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