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total great! my first hike in Washington state

This is my go to trail and I love it. The hills make for a great workout, the views make it peaceful. Never a lot of traffic.

Fun trail for walking

walking
4 days ago

Fun hike close to home. There were some steep hills that work your calves. We took our dogs and ran into quite a few people with dogs. Started this hike about 2 and it was moderately populated. There was a little bit of water in the waterfall.

So nice to meander along the Coal Creek looking for little babbling smallerfalls and enjoying the coolness of the little valley. Up to Primrose Loop and back to the main path is nice to get an out-of-city experience in the shade, while staying within the city limits. Bonus points for the gorgeous and plentiful creek bridges all smelling freshly of oil and pine:

trail running
8 days ago

When I first moved to Washington in early 2017, I discovered the Sammamish River Trail located right behind my apartment.

This trail helped me to find my love for running and I was easily able to up my miles from 3 to 20. Since then, I've used it for running, biking and roller blading.

It's a nice long stretch of paved road alongside the river. It does get crowded in certain areas during spring/summer but everyone seems to be pretty respectful of space and staying to the right. During the cooler seasons, it's definitely not as busy and if you're lucky you may just see some Otters like I did :)

The coolest part about this trails that you can go from downtown Redmond to the library to 60 acres park, Woodinville, you pass the Tolt pipeline trail & PSE PowerLine trail, and then into Bothell where it connects you to the Burke Gilman trail... OR you can go to Marymoor Park and connect to the East Lake Sammamish Trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Much of the trail follows a beautiful stream through relatively dense woods and ferns. The trail is both long and attractive, especially considering its proximity to the city.

trail running
10 days ago

Not very exciting but a decent way to mix up running on sidewalks. Worth a shot if you’re stuck in one of the hotels in the area contracting for Microsoft and need a change of scenery from jogging the campus.

great walk with the dog definitely had some switchbacks but I was able to make it without a problem

hiking
10 days ago

Good for a morning walk with a buddy! A little anti-climatic at the turn around, but interpretive signs were pretty interesting. I’d do it again.

The trailhead is very confusing and there were a number of shorter trails making up the longer loop which made for a very directionally challenged hike. Beautiful walk but easy to get lost

The trail is clean and easy but people leave their trash there. There was a pile of trash by a tree. Diapers, cigaret butts and bags of dog poop everywhere. What is going on?

Lovely woodsy walk. Path has nice rolling hills and roots through out

Beautiful forested path along a creek. Some elevation. Dog friendly.

trail running
13 days ago

Coal Creek - Red Town Hike. It’s Good. You can walk or run (almost) through the entire trail. Half of the trail runs by the side of the creek. It’s serene.
Without rain there is little water at this point, but it’s still beautiful. Reasonable amount of Parking space down at Coal Creek Parkway. Kids friendly, Dog friendly.

Personal review: this is a magical place, and I visit as often as I can. The energy in the forest is pure and it washes over you when you enter so that everyone you meet is smiling. It is a very special place.

Practical review: This is my oasis from the city. It’s big enough that you there are choices of trails, but not so big that you could get lost. It is also well marked, and there is an interactive map online (if you, for some reason can’t use the AllTrals app), and yes, there is service throughout, but do try to remember why you’re in the forest...
There are trails for walkers exclusively, but the equestrians & cyclists are respectful of sharing the mixed paths. It’s clear of trash (pack it in, pack it out), and mostly free from noise pollution (sounds of traffic). There is fantastic tree cover, so even if it’s raining or hot out, the temp is moderate and you don’t get drenched. It is tethered-dog and accompanied-child friendly. There are berries growing on the path (I’ve seen blackberries and Red Huckleberries (ATTN: Please consult a nature identification source prior to eating anything you do not recognise; some red berries are safe, but some are poisonous. Better safe than sorry.)

ROCK ON & PROSPER! ☘️

hiking
15 days ago

8/2/2018 (Thursday) -- The trail condition further improves. Undergrowth on both sides is recently trimmed up to Debbie's View. A new viewpoint is opened about 1 mile up from the trailhead next to a private plot. The viewpoint includes a new bench and a broad opening.

took my kiddos a few weeks ago and it was awesome... the different views on the way up and at the top are WORTH IT!!! We complete our hike with a picnic lunch at the top and easy walking back down... our group of children aged between 5-9 and all did great on the incline of the hike... there even hidden swing after the trailhead sign that is pretty sturdy and great for the kids

nice trail, good historical markers telling history of the coal mining that went on at the trail location.

Hiked on a very sunny day. Not the right season if you are looking for some water. The area is completely dry. Would be a peaceful walk in the woods though.

这纯粹是可以供跑步的路,可惜没有足够力气去跑,走路的话,不够时间走三个Park 了

decent trails. solid walking, great for dogs, okay for biking. mostly trail riding for mountain bikes with 2 parks easy to get to if you follow the main trail, otherwise trails are full of uprooted roots.

hiking
24 days ago

Nice easy hike. Great for trail running. Mostly shaded from the sun. Hikers and runners be alert. A Cougar and kittens were seen a few days ago. The cougars were seen in the northernmost section of the park near Coal Creek Parkway SE and 119th Avenue SE off of I-405.

I really enjoyed this trail! It was well kept after and the dogs and I liked the little bit of trial you could walk through the water. It was their first time in water and once we got to the little waterfall they didn’t seem to mind. Nice, quiet and not heavily trafficked on the weekend we went. We also sort of happened luckily upon the little waterfall, we had no idea because the trial markings weren’t the best that we were coming up onto it.

Nice little walk in quiet woods not too far away from town. Nothing spectacular but easy and peaceful trail.

Beautiful hike but too much garbage once you get to the waterfall.

Parking was definitely a challenge. First visit on this trail. It was scenic and nice, several spots could have been wrong turns but we found our way. Not muddy at all today! Many families with small children, some thought it was a bit far to carry toddlers.

Great trail a few places not marked so well but loved the hike

Great for kids, but it can take awhile if they like to go off-roading and find things to climb on.

walking
27 days ago

Easy. super chill. moderate traffic. have gone with my 3 year old. We love to look at the river rocks.

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