Steam Hoist Trail

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Steam Hoist Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellevue, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This short loop is another trail at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildside Park where you can see some of the area's coal mining history. Along this trail you will come across the concrete pillars from the mines steam hoist. A steam hoist is a crane that used steam power to raise and lower objects in and out of the mine. The quickest way to get to this trail is from hiking the Wildside Trail. Once you reach the Rainbow Town Trail intersection you have the option to continue on the Wildside Trail onto Steam Hoist Trail. You can also connect to the trail by making a left at the intersection on Rainbow Town Trail followed by a quick right onto Steam Hoist. Follow the other trail guides to make sure you are on the correct trail or remember to pick up a paper trail map at the Red Town parking area.