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Coal Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (4)

A forested trail meandering through and around the Coal Creek area.


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Map Key

4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

Point to Point

631' 192 m

High

67' 20 m

Low

714' 218 m

Up

149' 46 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Well-maintained pathway, easy access, convenient for family YMCA members.

Description

This trail is a nice out-and-back that has a gentle climb on the way out and nice downhill on the way back to the parking lot. It has rivers, waterfalls, and nice, oldish growth forest, all of which are great escapes in an urban setting. The trail is well-maintained from beginning to end. If you are looking for a great trail experience close to Seattle, this is a good choice!

This is a great trail for hot days, as there is ample shade from the dense canopy and an ambient coolness from the nearby creek. There isn't much in terms of lookouts or vistas, but if you're in search of shelter and some quiet, this down-and-back route will provide.

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  4.3 from 4 votes

#8846

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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#412

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#8,846

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Coal Creek
Jul 27, 2017 near Newcastle, WA
Late winter rain lets Coal Creek put on a little show.
Jun 9, 2019 near Newcastle, WA
Old hotel wall
Apr 12, 2019 near Newcastle, WA

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Jun 14, 2020
Tim Lohman
Apr 4, 2020
Lori Bae
Nice to have a long, well maintained trail in the neighborhood. Every step is different, not much to see but a nice walk. Some muddy areas. 4.3mi — 2h 30m
Jul 4, 2019
Steven Kolombaris
4.2mi — 21h 09m
Jun 29, 2019
E M
Apr 13, 2019
Saideep Bollam
Mar 3, 2018
Mike Chorey
Sep 28, 2017
Joshua Hubbard