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Coal Creek and Primrose Trail Loop from Lakemont Blvd

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Coal Creek Natural Area

Coal Creek and Primrose Trail Loop from Lakemont Blvd is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Renton, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 400 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

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Please note: Drinking fountains are closed. So bring water! Trails at some preserves restricted to one-way traffic to encourage social distancing – keep 6 feet apart from others not in your household. Parking is limited. Do not park on roadways. Return home if the lot is full. Restrictions around popular preserves have been posted for Highway 35, Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road around Purisima Creek Preserve, Alpine Road around Russian Ridge, and Cristo Rey Drive near Rancho San Antonio.

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Recordings (229)
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Sarah Santos
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Hiking

Tiring but fun, was able to see a deer which was really awesome!

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Molly Wittig
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WalkingMuddy

It was very muddy when we went but was a really nice trail. We ended up misreading the signs and going further then expected but overall it was really fun!

Michael Jewitt
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Pretty little trail, not terribly difficult.

Sharanya Viswanath
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Melanie Herbin
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Took a wrong turn but good hike

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Marie Grieshaber
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Hiking

Great trail for little ones!

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Clayton Campbell
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Stephanie Robyn
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Hiking

Fun trail with some cool information spots too. Be careful- you may end up on another trail but you’ll soon turn back around - haha. Great burn, moderately busy. Not much parking, portapotty isn’t too bad. Falls are not too impressive this time of year as to be expected.

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Carissa Pearl
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Sydney Criddle
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail, not too crowded. Waterfalls easily accessible. Few benches along the way to have a snack. Was a bit muddy in some places but not too much for tennis shoes. Parking limited and pretty much full by 11am. Overall great trail and made for a fun day.

Clara Moi
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Joon Hong
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Josh Newlin
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Lauren Larson
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Enjoyed the trail. Very muddy throughout. Got lost a few times, but found our way!

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KIRSTEN LARSON
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Nan Zhen
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Christie James
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I would rate this trail as easy, not moderate. The hike was enjoyable and would be great for kids this is more of a stroll through the woods than a hike. Also several sections of the trail are lined with stinging nettle so watch out! I unfortunately brushed my hand on some and it was not pleasant!

Kerry L.
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Hiking

Nice trail for an urban hike. This trail is easy though not moderate. Most of it is level and as wide as a bike path. Beautiful though!

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Dug Dig
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail that really looks like a rain forest. It is muddy and raining today but not nearly as muddy as other trails. I didn’t have to roll up my pant legs this time. But you should wear waterproof boots with good tread because some slick areas. Pretty easy with a couple of gentle inclines. Not crowded at all today. Very cool waterfalls and bridges. No wildlife other than slugs and robins though today!

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Nic User
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Stephaine Willis
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HikingBugsMuddy

It was very muddy so be sure to bring shoes that can get dirty! Over all it was a good hike, not too steep with a cave and water fall at the beginning. Although there are a few trail heads where you park so check your map and make sure you take the right one.

Jackson Price
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Very fun hike!

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Jenny A.
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Abby Wooster
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This is a beautiful trail! It is a little muddy though. But so beautiful!!!!

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