Just hiked to falls and back out. nice slow incline nothing dramatic. Lots of people, and dogs not on leash..

Good place to start and end. Updated parking lot helps a lot.

nice trail, nothing too exciting to see but great woodsy walk near the city

When we arrived to the trailhead we ran into two girls who had their SUV broken into with a smashed in window. **REMINDER** Take ALL of your valuables out of your car before you hike, including registration, car insurance info and garage door opener. The trail was nice, well maintained and only came across a few other hikers. Dog friendly with signage at different posts. Several trails to choose from. We clocked in 5.6 miles total. The waterfall was a nice surprise as well as the cave. Enjoyable

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this hike. So peaceful and the trails were well maintained. I recommend doing the Primrose loop. This hike was moderate. I have to admit I did get winded a few times but I made it. The scenery was Beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail 10 minute drive from home!
From Coal Creek Trailhead 3 miles to Cougar Mountain Trailhead turned around 3 miles back. Lots of history and information about the coal mine. Beautiful fall colors. Creek sounds nice along with many birds singing. Pay attention to signs or you might end up down the wrong trail like I did... a few times.

Love this trail for a nice moderate hike near seattle. The drive is easy and I’ve never had a problem with parking. There are a series of trails that loop throughout the mountain and a great map posted at the trail head. I tend to add or skip extra trails depending on how I’m feeling. A few waterfalls and views throughout. Be aware that not everyone leashes their dogs though. I stopped a a view point for lunch and a golden Retriever ran up and stole the other half of my sandwich sitting next to me!

it was an ok hike with the littles. Hiked around 5 miles. can't wait to come back in spring time out when there is rain to see the falls better. They were all dried up.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike yesterday but my back door window was smashed when I got back to my car!

5 months ago

great trail...people are nice and traffic is lite

hiking
6 months ago

Found this in my own backyard! Lil gem in the middle of the city! :)

hiking
7 months ago

With a good mix of sun and shade and gradual elevation changes, this well maintained trail offers a relaxing hike along the creek.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Highly recommend you bring pants when biking or long sleeve shirt , lots of poison ivy in the area .

trail running
8 months ago

arrive early so you get parking spots

on Coal Creek Trail

trail running
8 months ago

This was my first trail run since moving back to WA (home) a few weeks ago after living in North Carolina for the past 5 years... I've gotta say, WA Trails > NC Trails - hands down. Stay pretty, WA.

hiking
8 months ago

Incredible trail, easier to follow river down than back up. Muddy spots after rain, but they're fixing many places and it does make for better waterfalls! Informational plaques are great for history buffs.

if only there was more parking (only 20 and all full) ...

hiking
9 months ago

I was a little bummed about this hike. I forgot to write this back in July of 2016 when I originally went. There was supposed to be a waterfall at some point and all I ended up seeing was a small trickle or drip of water. There really isn't a whole lot to see throughout the rest of the trail either. I personally feel that another trail could have been a better use of my time. If you don't go in expecting much, then you'll be okay. But I like views and a destination.

on Coal Creek Trail

hiking
9 months ago

Another nice afternoon hike along Coal Creek. The trail climbs from Coal Creek Pkwy to Red Town so a loop starting at Coal Creek Pkwy is easier than the other way around. Don't miss the Primrose trail on your return loop - this has what appears to be a very large, new bridge. Most of the mud has been graveled over recently so trail conditions were fine..

hiking
9 months ago

This is a nice afternoon hike that's easy to get to. Take Coal Creek Parkway south from I405 at exit 10, turn west on SE 60th, and up the hill watch for a stairway and small parking area for three cars. The trail is well signed and mostly well maintained. Some spots are muddy and VERY slick so care is needed and boots are recommended. There is a crossover to the upper coal creek trail toward red town that isn't shown on the map.

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