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Rainbow Town and Red Town Loop Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellevue, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 114 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Part of the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. The best way to get to the Rainbow Town Trail is to hike in from the Wildside Trail. From the Red Town parking area take the Wildside Trail and in .1 miles you will see the trailhead marker for Rainbow Town. On the trail you can see a mining cart full with coal from the mines below. Across from the mining cart you can see the sealed passage to the ford mine shaft. While you cannot go into the mine you can read about the mine on the information kiosk in from of the mine.

Amenities: -There is no drinkable water located on the trail. Water should be brought with you. -The nearest restrooms are located at the Red Town Trailhead just to the left of information booth.

How to get here: From I-90 East take Exit 13 and make a right at the stop sign. Continue to follow Lakemont Blvd SE and the Red Town Trailhead parking lot will be on the left, about 3 miles away. The parking area holds 25-30 cars and has additional parking is to the left of the entrance. The quickest way to get to this trailhead is to take the China Creek Trail from the Red Town parking area. At about .2 miles you will come across the trailhead marker for Rainbow Town Trail on your left. The next best route would be to take the Wildside Trail from the Red Town parking area. This trail will lead you to the middle of the Rainbow Town Trail. This route would be the fastest route to view the Ford Slope Mining exhibit. Connecting Trails: -China Creek Trail -Red Town Trail -Wildside Trail -Steam Hoist Trail Park Hours: The park is open year around from 8:00AM to Dusk

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