Looking for a great trail in Coal Mine Ridge Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Coal Mine Ridge Park ranging from 1.9 to 4.5 miles and from 643 to 1,236 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Beautiful, easy mostly shaded trail with climb-able trees and swings!

Trail is beautiful with fantastic scenery. However the bugs on this early September late afternoon nearly drove me to madness - flying into my ears, eyes and mouth. From the frost step to the last I was swarmed with an inescapable cloud.

nice hike, all shades, beautiful view at a couple lookout, light traffic, but lots of bugs, make sure to prep with repellent

Nice post-work hike with well-marked and maintained trails. Some nice views of the Bay on the Coal Mine trail but no benches if you want to sit and enjoy the view.

Nope!! Nice trail but I only lasted about 1.7 miles out before turning around because of three separate rattlesnake encounters. It was 10 am but the sun was out which brought all the snakes out. Be cautious!

Gorgeous, peaceful hike! Went early on a Sunday and only passed two people the whole time. Gorgeous views, mostly covered. I love to hike up the Toyon side and jog down the Spanish Trail/Coal Mine side.

Loved this trail. Gradual climbing. Saw deers. There are swings at 2 places on this hike. So grateful to people who have put these swings!

3 months ago

one of my local favorites. not crowded (maybe cos dogs are not allowed, so something to bear in mind if you have a furry friend), well shaded and lots of flora.

Parking at Alpine and willow brook intersection

Just finished our hike, it was great! My feet hurt and everyone else is exhausted. So we got a great work out! Mostly shaded with a good breeze. We had lunch on the trail and met 7 other hikers. Two Turkey Vultures flew out of a tree right next to us and scared the crap out of me. I just had a baby 4 months ago and this is my first hike in over a year. We all had a great time and will visit this place again. We saw horses and lots of lizards and birds. We found parking along Alpine road as another hiker suggested. We got lucky and got the only open parking space. This isn’t a good beginner trail (if you’re looking for something more flat) and it’s not little kid or stroller friendly. There was a lot of mosquitoes towards the end of the trail.

Beautiful trail that goes uphill but gradually. Be careful it can be bushy in some areas and right off the edge.

A lot of shade. Very friendly for summer!

Beautiful views! Uphill is very gradual. Trail is pretty narrow so expect to walk single file. We didn't see many people on the trail. Recommended!

5 months ago

Dogs are forbidden.

5 months ago

Lovely shade on a warm spring day. Wildflowers all along the trail!

We took our four kids on this hike and it was pretty good. There was a lot of incline but not too bad. There is also a lot of shade so it didn’t get too hot and there was places to stop to see the view. The trail signs were a little bit confusing so we had to keep using the app to make sure we were on the right path.

Lots of poison oak and poison ivy. Heard but did not see a turkey. Stay on the trail and the itchy plants won’t be a bother.

6 months ago

Most trails no dogs allowed contrary to info and openspace.org

Trail is awesome for people and dogs. Few swimming ponds, swings and benches along the way. A bit muddy after a weeks worth of rains. Highly recommend!!

Nice walk, mostly shaded, not too much incline. However there is no public parking near the trailhead.

Great trail, great views and easy to hike with kids (on our backs). I would say the ascent is much nicer than the descent, but still beautiful. A bit muddy and slippery because of the recent rain.

Nice shaded trail. Just a bit hard to find.

Quite a pleasant walk, through woodland. Seeing the deer was a treat.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Great trail! Mostly shaded with some spots out in the open. Signs can be confusing at times, so I used the map on AllTrails to make sure I was headed in the right direction. Definitely some ascending/descending, but not too difficult. Not stroller friendly.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Nice wooded trails with periodic views towards the bay and pretty wildflowers, flowering bushes and madrone. Lots of healthy poison oak, too. Parking spaces for about 8 cars along Alpine Rd. Many cars parked alongside Willowbrook, also.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Not actually dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on nearby trails, but not on this one.

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