Coal Mines Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Coal Mines Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Starting in Cle Elum at 2nd and Stafford streets, the trail gradually ascends to the town of Roslyn. The trail is shaded by tall deciduous trees and it feels like you are in a peaceful forest, even though you are still in town. The trail enters Roslyn, crosses highway 903, goes up Washington Ave. and beside Pioneer Park. It then travels parallel to Horvatt Road and again crosses highway 903 (watch for cars -- the traffic is fast at this point). Continuing through an evergreen forest, the trail ends in Ronald, just off the highway beside Ronald General Store. Be sure to check out the historical sites -- there are many along the trail.

14 days ago

22 days ago

1 month ago

Nice walking trail. Once you get to Rosalyn you can munch Village Pizza!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

snowshoeing
3 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

More an easy walking trail than a hike. Pretty with the leaves changing but tons of poop everywhere! I think it was horse poop, watch your step!

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

easy walk when the weather is hot. no one on the trail, pleasant scenery. get to have ice coffee in the Red Bird Cafe.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This pin is misplaced. The trail is more like a greenway.

Monday, May 19, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

If you are looking for an in-town hike this is perfect. It's easy to find and fun for all ages! The trail does back up to houses on both sides.. But bushes and trees try and make in secluded. Such a beautiful town! Very pretty:)

hiking
Saturday, July 13, 2013

hiking
Sunday, June 24, 2012

This pin is misplaced. Park at 1st and Statford and cross the street to enter the trail at the trailhead. Nice walking trail. No views aside from the back of people's houses. I should say we only walked 2 miles in before turning around.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pretty easy going trail with lots of history. Pick up an interpretive map for the ride. Very easy

hiking
Thursday, April 12, 2012

mountain biking
Saturday, October 09, 2010

This is a versatile trail for hiking, biking, trail running, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. It starts in Cle Elum and ends in Ronald, with a gradual uphill gradient the entire time. The surface is mostly packed gravel, with occasional sections in larger, loose gravel. The trail is wide enough to accommodate people traveling at different speeds.

Overall, the trail is a peaceful escape to a quiet forest -- without leaving town. Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Ronald are all interesting towns with a lot of history; definitely worth seeing.