Monte Cristo Townsite

Granite Falls, Washington 98252

Monte Cristo Townsite

Monte Cristo Townsite Professional Review and Guide

"This 9.5-mile hike follows a railroad grade out to the gold-rush town of Monte Cristo. The hike begins at Barlow Pass, following the same railroad grade that has been in use since 1893. Flat
and wide, the graveled road is an easy stroll along the South Fork Sauk River.

This is a decent hike that should be approachable for almost anyone, especially those interested in a little history. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend you stop at the Verlot Ranger Station on your way out to Barlow Pass to pick up a pamphlet that includes a map of Monte Cristo and explanations of the various marked sites in the town."

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Trail Information

Granite Falls
Nearby City
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5-6 hours
Best season: June–Sept
Camping, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Hwy., Granite Falls, WA 98252; (360) 691-7791;
Local Contacts
USGS Monte Cristo; Green Trails Map #143 (Monte Cristo)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018