Coal Mines Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately 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.

Length6.3 miElevation gain321 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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.

There is no formal parking area, but its OK to park on the street in both Cle Elum and Ronald. There are chemical toilets at both trailheads, and there are public restrooms in Roslyn at Roslyn Pioneer Park.

The Cle Elum trailhead is at the corner of 2nd and Stafford street in Cle Elum. The Ronald end of the trail is about 40 yards off of highway 903, up a gravel road just west of Ronald General Store (opposite Fan House road).

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Trina Rhoton
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WalkingGreat!

walked out about a mile then back. compact snow and ice in places. nice eask walk.

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Chase Puentes
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Hiking

A bit slushy and icy because of the sun today but otherwise a beautiful day on the trail!

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Josh Cleveland
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Amanda Marshall
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Liana Williams
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Hiking

Pretty, but rather bland, it’s a straight shot.

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Rob Weinsheimer
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nice option for an easy cross country ski if you are in the area.

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Annie Palagyi
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Hiking

Horrible. Creepy. Slightly scratchy. No thanks.

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Eslam Elsawy
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Sabra DeForest
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Maybe I am a sap for fall foliage dusted with snow and friendly people on the trail...I thought it was delightful, nicely roomy and gentle on the senses; an all around quiet-day walk, with a funky little town offering many different places for lunch afterward. I will definately go again.

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Dan Altet
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Mary Knight
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Hiking

Nice easy trail walk between Cle Elum and Roslyn ( think: Northern Exposure town). Wide lane, some bikes. Our French bulldogs did fine. In winter it’s used for snow plowing, cross country, etc

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Erin LopezNielsen
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Good for kids learning to go up hill and have any easy ride back. Fun town of Roslyn near the end of the trail. Perfect for a snack and short bike ride to historic cemetery. Everyone in the restaurants and coffee houses were wearing masks.

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Adrianna Wells
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Hiking

Definitely take time to see the historic cemeteries of Roslyn which are very fascinating and then continue on to Roland. Have lunch at the Roslyn yard with food trucks also. A win-win!

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Janet Schmidt
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Hiking

A great trail for all ages and abilities. Mostly shaded. The ride back from Rosalyn is wonderful because it is all downhill. Many cute places to eat and shop in Rosalyn as well.

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Katlyn Suttle
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About hour and a half from home. No pass. Walk with no shade in a hot area. No views and no trees. Long trail. No where to go off trail really

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Mary Harrison
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Nature tripsGreat!

This was a very peaceful and relaxing getaway away from all the fast paced city life. Very family friendly!

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Jamie Christensen
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Great family trail with a slow, steady elevation gain on the way out and easy cruising downhill grade on the way back.

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Brenda Lawlor
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Suzy S
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Walking

No problem walking with social distancing. A few walkers and a few bikers. Tried to make it a loop but ended up at some construction site.

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Troy Howard
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Mountain biking

Great trail for the entire family. Flat easy well maintained good for walk, bike ride or jog. For someone who wants a little more of a challenge the rat pack trail next to it is very fun.

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Colleen Ildefonso
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This was great! The weather was beautiful perfect for a long walk/biking. Definitely coming back!

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DavidG _
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Hiking

great way to get some mileage and keep active, fun walk and stop for coffee in Roslyn on way back

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Barret McCormick
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Hiking

Beautiful scenery. Nice easy hike. Good for the whole family.

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Jon Naught
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Running

not so much a trail as we would think of but more of a nice walking path to get from Cle Elum to Roslyn. I enjoyed running the oath and it was peaceful.

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Leonardo Galvan
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Hiking

easy hike, more of a walk

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brenna howard
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Hiking

This trail is fairly nice but not at all a hike. It's a fun walk for beginners and going off the main trail onto the bike trails makes it a little more challenging. There are quite a few homes along the trail for the first 1.5 miles which is a bit unfortunate if you want a more secluded hike. About 2 miles in I ran into a bear in the middle of the trail and had to turn back, quite a few bear droppings on and around the trail so I'd say he probably wasn't alone.

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Lisa McQueen
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Hiking

Easy running, not a soul in sight

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Chris Haynes
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Running

Great local access trail. Well maintained with wonderful sights and smells of the PNW. Trail runs along an old railway that accessed the historical coal mines that were the backbone of these communities. Only complaint is I wish they had more information along the trail of the history of the mines. I took a detour and explored a tailings pile the locals ride dirt bikes on, and a mountain bike trail. I strongly suggest exploring one of the many connecting trails.

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Peter Caires
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Mountain biking

Nice easy trail good for all levels. Lots of shady spots and places to take breaks.. A gradual uphill from Cle Elum to Roslyn but a fast ride back.

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Susan Mayer
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Hiking

There are no historic sites on this trail. It is really boring

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