Black Diamond Coal Mine Trail

MODERATE 74 reviews

Black Diamond Coal Mine Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Black Diamond, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

This trail is primarily used by mountain bikers.

hiking
1 day ago

mountain biking
9 days ago

23 days ago

1 month ago

This is an easy hike but the pictures of coal cars, foundations and graves are not this trail. Those are from Franklin ghost town trail off Old Lawson down by the green river gorge. So don't be disappointed when you can't find them on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

flat, easy to train on

hiking
1 month ago

This is horrible. This is first and foremost BMX Bike runs. Signs that say things like "To Coal Carts" do not go to coal carts, they are just course names...

As for the grave yard and old foundations and carts, they are not labeled, there are no clear directions too; so no way to find unless you already know the secret routes and/or want to bush wack through to them.

Waste of time.

If you want a hike with a structured end point going to a place, find something else.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

We went out to see the coal mine and cars. Never found them, we hiked a nice 6 miles. It was good hiking, but some of the trails need to be labeled better. It is used mostly by mountain bikers so watch your back. If you are looking for the coal mine and ghost town, this is not the trail. The correct trail for that is Franklin coal mine and ghost town. It cost 5 dollars to park at franklin. That trail also has a cool river gorge. We can't wait until next weekend to hike that. This trail was enjoyable. We were just disappointed becuase we didn't realize it wasnt the correct trail until 3+ miles into it. It is kid friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice pleasant walk. Mountain bikers a pleanty and well kept trails. Nice and flat. Should be considered easy for mast folks...

hiking
3 months ago

Went hiking/walking here yesterday. Never found the mine or cars. Disappointed in this trail. Lots of bikes and closed or one way trails. No way to find actual trail for mine. Lots of trails have been named by bike club. Wish I had chose somewhere else.

hiking
9 months ago

horseback riding
9 months ago

This used to be a great place to horseback ride, but once again, the mountain bikers came in, built additional trails and then made nearly all the original ones off-limits. County records show this land was secured for multi-use, yet they have taken over virtually every trail. I've been riding in the area since the 1980's and find this recreation group very frustrating.

9 months ago

Awesome lake, great park.

9 months ago

was a good 3.5 hour hike.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Went for a biking adventure today with my family. Warning!!!! do not go biking there if you are not on a mountain bike! LOL. My bad though, I brought my hybrid bike (road bike/mountain bike), and it's groaning. The trail was fun for everyone else though, they also didn't have a toddler in the back on a baby seat. My bad again! Would have been even more fun if the trails were better marked but overall was awesome!

hiking
10 months ago

great trails not too difficult not a simple walk, many small paths for people who like to adventure even deeper.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago