Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes


Day Hike - Glacier Basin (Monte Cristo)

Bike into Monte Cristo, hike into Glacier Basin. GB trail is a bit scrambly in places.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: Moderately fast

0600 at Brickyard Park & Ride in Bothell

Mountain bike needed for biking the road to Monte Cristo. We'll hike up to Glacier Basin from there. "Trail" to GB is rough, steep, brushy and a bit scrambly in places. Biking: 4 miles each way. Hiking: 4-5 miles.


Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes

  • Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Mountain or road bike capable of navigating rough gravel road.

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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