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Coal Creek Park

  • Jan 19, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Because of lack of parking at Coal Creek, we will be parking at the Red Town Trailhead and walk across the street to Coal Creek Park.


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.

( Information provided by 60 hikes within 60 miles )

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.



There is  also the option of stopping somewhere for lunch afterwards . The Newcastle Golf Club is just down the road. Great food and very reasonable prices.



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.

Length: 6 miles (round trip)

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, 300 foot elevation gain

Configuration: out and back with optional loops

Scenery: Historic mines and structures, waterfalls and a creek

Exposure: Shaded

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Facilities: No restroom or water at the trailhead

What to Bring: Water and something to snack on

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful Trail well maintained.

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Bob, well done, sir!

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • Julie L

    Nice hike, wonderful group of friendly fellow hikers :) Thank you Bob, awesome organizer!

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • Vivien L.

    A wonderful long walk in the urban woods!

    January 19, 2013

  • Mary

    Thank you Bob for organizing so many wonderful hikes. It is fun to hike with a group nice people. I enjoyed it very much.

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • Prem

    It was awesome. Saw amazing waterfalls, Iceciciles. It was 6 &1/2 miles,2&1/2 hr. hike.

    January 19, 2013

  • Lorri K

    if anybody lives in Kent ir Renton I can pick you up at the park and ride on Grady Wy

    January 14, 2013

    • Jeanette

      Great. I'll see you at 8am. I will be in a white Honda Civic.

      January 14, 2013

    • Lorri K

      I'll be in a white Toyota Rav....

      January 14, 2013

  • Prem

    I live in Bellevue & would like to carpool with people from Redmond/Bellevue please. I didn't see the name of the person who wants to carpool from Redmond. Please let me know by email or phone:[masked]-2446. Thanks

    January 14, 2013

  • Bob G.

    Just a reminder that we have a large waiting list. So if for any reason your plans do change between now and this Saturday, please take a moment and update your RSVP so others don't miss out because of no-shows...................Thanks

    January 14, 2013

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