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Monte Cristo Ghost Town

North Cascades

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Hiked May 28, 2018

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free
Really enjoyed our hike to Monte Cristo today. There is a log you have to cross to get over the river but it is doable. I am afraid of heights and was able to cross it (was a little afraid I have to admit) and my husband and sister carried our small dogs across. Once you get past the log it is mainly a gravel road the rest of the way. Even though it’s a road you have beautiful views of the mountain and the river the whole way! When we got up there spend some time exploring-took us a little under 2 hours to get there. There were about a dozen or so other groups we saw, and many of them with small children and well behaved leashed dogs!! Not bad for a holiday and WAY less crowded than the nearby lake 22 that had cars spilling out on the highway! The rangers were giving tickets to those without a NW forest pass so make sure you get one!I would highly recommend this hike!


AK Mountain Girl on Monte Cristo Ghost Town

Is this a picture of the log you have to cross?

Posted by:

AK Mountain Girl on May 30, 2018 11:47 AM

Jills on Monte Cristo Ghost Town

Yes that’s the one!! If you really don’t want to cross it you can go downstream a bit and cross the river but you will get a bit wet:)

Posted by:

Jills on May 30, 2018 02:41 PM