Mar 16, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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Because of the lack of parking at Coal Creek, we will be parking at the Red Town Trailhead parking lot just across the street.
The trail through Coal Creek Park is surely one of the most surprising hikes anywhere around the Puget Sound area. Featuring several waterfalls, a small canyon, and an environment typical of the Cascade foothills, the park stretches the boundary between the suburbs of Bellevue and the natural areas of the Issaquah Alps.
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Parking may be limited and the parking lot does fill up early on the weekends. We should carpool as much as possible. I live in Redmond if anyone would like to carpool with me.
From I-90 take exit 13 and get onto Lakemont Blvd SE ( Lakemont Blvd begins at this exit ). Continue up Lakemont 3.1 miles and you will see the parking lot on your left.
Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be on a leash at all times.
Length: 6 miles (round trip)
Difficulty: Easy to moderate,
Elevation gain: 300 feet.
Configuration: out and back with optional loops
Scenery: Historic mines and structures, waterfalls and a creek
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Facilities: No restroom or water at the trailhead
What to Bring: Water and something to snack on