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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.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 321 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Snow

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Getting There

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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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.

Brenda Lawlor
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Not closed

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.

Colleen Ildefonso
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Hiking

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

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Lauren W.
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Hiking

Easy trail, essentially all flat and wide, very dry and perfect for a social distanced jaunt to get outside

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.

Leonardo Galvan
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Hiking

easy hike, more of a walk

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.

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

AllTrails User
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Perfect for a walk just off I-90 when you need a break during a long drive.

Danielle Palmer
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Walking

We weren't able to go far on this trail because the snow on it had frozen to ice so it was not easy to walk on. I definately want to try it again without the snow and ice.

Lisa Lawrence
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Nice little walk. Nothing special. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a hike. Back to town for some tacos!

BugsieGirl Reece
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Easy trail....brought back memories of my recent trip of walking the Camino de Santiago. We walked from Cle Elum to Roslyn.

Jonathan Kesler
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Hiking

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.

C G.
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Hiking

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

Jack Ryder
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Nice quiet walk from either direction.

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

Emily Branciforte
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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!

Paul Fagin
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Hiking

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

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

Cassie Hogan
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Hiking

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:)

Michael Burlin
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Hiking

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.

Adam K.
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Mountain biking

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

Ria M.
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Mountain biking

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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