Coal Mines Trail

EASY 27 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.

6.3 miles
321 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


mountain biking

nature trips


trail running





wild flowers


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.

1 month ago

I love this trail! Scenic (lots of trees ☺️) and easy for hiking or cycling in any season. If you start in Cle Elum, you can have a snack or lunch when you arrive in Roslyn. In winter, the snow can be deep, so cross country skis or snowshoes are best. Note: snowmobiles do use this trail.

2 months ago

Nice walking tail, 2nd time on is trail, a lot of horses (some ride must have been going on) this time. But plenty of room to share

9 months ago

Nice quiet walk from either direction.

Monday, May 01, 2017

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

Sunday, October 09, 2016

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!

Monday, June 27, 2016

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.

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:)

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

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.

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