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    Melmont Ghost Town via Foothills Trail

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    12.7 km
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    141 m
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    The Melmont Ghost Town via Foothills Trail hike is a heavily trafficked out-and-back hike near Carbonado that is rated as easy. The Foothills Trail is a nice walk, and what remains of the Melmont Ghost Town (mostly just a few small structures) can be accessed on this trail. You’ll have a high vantage point over the river, but note that there is one short, steep section to contend with to reach it.

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    Route Description for Melmont Ghost Town via Foothills Trail

    The hike to Melmont Ghost Town on Foothills Trail is a pleasant walk through a mossy forest and down a steep, cable-assisted trail to a vantage point over the river. What’s left of the Melmont Ghost Town might be too generously called a “town” as it’s no more than a few small rusted structures, but this is still a fun trail if you’re in the area.

    The hike begins where the road crosses the Carbon River. Hike roughly south with the river on your right. You’ll mostly hug the river, but stay high above it, descending a steep cable-assisted trail next to the bridge.Look for a small hidden waterfall.

    Turn around where the trail terminates near a small road and retrace your steps.

    Getting to the Melmont Ghost Town via Foothills Trail Trailhead

    The Foothills Trail begins off Mowich Lake Road where it crosses the river north of the merge with Carbon River Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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