Monte Carlo / Monte Cristo Loop Trail Horseback Riding

The 28th most popular equestrian trail in Washington.

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Near Trout Lake, the Monte Carlo / Monte Cristo Loop is a 18 mile horseback riding loop starting from Buck Creek Trailhead #2. The trailhead is located 7 miles up Northwestern Lake Road off SR141. The horseback riding route combines #52 NW -> FS1840 NE -> FS80 NE -> FS71 E -> FS80 SW -> #53 S over Monte Cristo Peak to Monte Carlo Peak -> #52 S -> Trailhead. The singletracks pass through 7 foot diameter douglas firs.

Overall, Monte Carlo / Monte Cristo Loop Trail is the 28th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Washington. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Monte Carlo / Monte Cristo Loop Trail including Goat Rocks Wilderness, Blue Lake Ridge Trail, Valley Trail, Siouxon Trail, Buck Creek and Cold Springs Trail / Gotchen Creek Trail.


Local Contact(s):  GPNF (360) 891-5000; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800.

Recommended Book:  "Horsemans Guide To Washington" from John Wolcott

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Middle Fork CG

Luxury Loding:  Trout Lake Country Inn

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bonnie's Cafe in Trout Lake

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/17/2016

ID:  15397


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