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.
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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.
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
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Facilities: No restroom or water at the trailhead
What to Bring: Water and something to snack on