Monte Cristo Trail

Snohomish County, Washington

Distance4.1mi
Elevation Gain681ft
Trailhead Elevation2,354ft
Top2,766ft
Elevation Min/Max2303/2766ft
Elevation Start/End2354/2354ft

Monte Cristo Trail

Monte Cristo Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Snohomish County, Washington. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 2,354 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 681 feet. The Barlow Pass trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There is also a picnic site. Along the trail there is an information board. This trail connects with the following: Bypass.

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Hiking through History Washington (Falcon Guides)
Nathan and Jeremy Barnes
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"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

Snohomish County
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Camping, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Hwy., Granite Falls, WA 98252; (360) 691-7791; fs.usda.gov/mbs
Local Contacts
USGS Monte Cristo; Green Trails Map #143 (Monte Cristo)
Local Maps

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