Urban Adventure - Foothills Trail


Urban Adventure - Foothills Trail

Family Urban Adventure to the Melmont Ghost Town. The Melmont Ghost Town is just south of Carbonado on the future Foothills Trail extension. This is not a paved trail but is a former railroad grade. Please see description below for additional information. Open to families with elementary aged children or slightly younger kids who are well prepared.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

TBD with hike participants.  Plan on a morning start.  

The Olympia branch banquet is that evening at 5pm, so we will need to return at a reasonable time.

This is a hike for families with elementary aged children.  Well prepared younger children are welcome for this activity.  Please see https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/melmont-ghost-town-hike for more information about this activity.  We will probably go about 4 miles round trip as the first remnants of the town are seen about 1 mile into the hike. 

More information about the history can be seen here:  http://www.ghosttownsofwashington.com/melmont.html



Foothills Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear and sturdy shoes.

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