Melmont Townsite

Lakewood, Washington 98439

Melmont Townsite

Melmont Townsite Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2-3 hours
Pierce County Parks and Recreation, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499; (253) 798-4177;
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USGS Wilkeson
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Dec 2018