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Nice trails to follow and educational signs along the paths. Markers too just Incase you are not sure which way you are headed. I took a good long hike with the kids and they were very tired at the end which made me happy.

Nice easy trail .

If you are looking for a nice walk close to town and a good, quick workout, this is good bang for the buck. My fitness tracker estimated total elevation gain to be 800 ft over 3.25 mi. Beautiful trees but don't expect things to be too quiet this close to roads and houses.

Great easy trail. Others mention mosquitos but we didn't see any probably because of the time of year. Saw lots of garter snakes in the tall grass near the river.

wide smooth trails. definately handicap accessible. large variety of flowers.nice restrooms. no dogs = yes ! Glad I finaly made it here. I will come again. We could of stayed on the path longer if there was a restroom down on the path.Due to all the inclines and downclines. great photo ops here. 5 stars easy to moderate

Great trail for all. I hike it regularly with my 6yr old.

beautiful Hick today

walking
3 months ago

Fun hike close to home. There were some steep hills that work your calves. We took our dogs and ran into quite a few people with dogs. Started this hike about 2 and it was moderately populated. There was a little bit of water in the waterfall.

So nice to meander along the Coal Creek looking for little babbling smallerfalls and enjoying the coolness of the little valley. Up to Primrose Loop and back to the main path is nice to get an out-of-city experience in the shade, while staying within the city limits. Bonus points for the gorgeous and plentiful creek bridges all smelling freshly of oil and pine:

Trail is ok..make sure to put on bug spray lots of mosquitos all through out the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Much of the trail follows a beautiful stream through relatively dense woods and ferns. The trail is both long and attractive, especially considering its proximity to the city.

great walk with the dog definitely had some switchbacks but I was able to make it without a problem

hiking
3 months ago

Good for a morning walk with a buddy! A little anti-climatic at the turn around, but interpretive signs were pretty interesting. I’d do it again.

on Klondike Swamp Loop

hiking
3 months ago

Decent hike. I had my camera and didn't find much that stood out for special pictures. I did enjoy the closed in feeling from having the trees block out the sun. I think it is more like 3.5 stars, since it's not quite as low as a 3 and 4 is definitely too high of a rating.

Beautiful forested path along a creek. Some elevation. Dog friendly.

trail running
3 months ago

Coal Creek - Red Town Hike. It’s Good. You can walk or run (almost) through the entire trail. Half of the trail runs by the side of the creek. It’s serene.
Without rain there is little water at this point, but it’s still beautiful. Reasonable amount of Parking space down at Coal Creek Parkway. Kids friendly, Dog friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

8/4/2018 (Saturday) -- This is an easy loop in the woods with good trail condition and light traffic. Very pleasant in all weather.

nice trail, good historical markers telling history of the coal mining that went on at the trail location.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy hike. Great for trail running. Mostly shaded from the sun. Hikers and runners be alert. A Cougar and kittens were seen a few days ago. The cougars were seen in the northernmost section of the park near Coal Creek Parkway SE and 119th Avenue SE off of I-405.

I really enjoyed this trail! It was well kept after and the dogs and I liked the little bit of trial you could walk through the water. It was their first time in water and once we got to the little waterfall they didn’t seem to mind. Nice, quiet and not heavily trafficked on the weekend we went. We also sort of happened luckily upon the little waterfall, we had no idea because the trial markings weren’t the best that we were coming up onto it.

walking
3 months ago

This is a pretty area to walk through and is relatively flat throughout. Parts of the trail don’t have tree coverage, so it does get warm. There are a ton of mosquitoes on this trail! I rarely get mosquito bites, but I spent the whole walk trying to brush mosquitoes off of my husband and he still ended up with quite a few bites.

walking
3 months ago

Easy. super chill. moderate traffic. have gone with my 3 year old. We love to look at the river rocks.

walking
3 months ago

Easy trail with some hills and plenty of offshoots that give your dog lots of access to splash around in the creek. I never did catch the smell of coal.

trail running
4 months ago

Very very mellow. Plenty of shade. Would probably be great for kids.

hiking
4 months ago

Convenient location to hike, parking is issue have place to park only 5 cars on road side.
Initial hike uphill is steep for around half mile. Even thought its total hike is around 3 miles, its very tiring and will take around 2 hrs to complete the loop.

Nice and easy hike!

Great hike not crowed, shaded & easy!

hiking
5 months ago

It’s a good hiking course for beginners. We could enjoy this course easily, because they don’t have hill. I want to recommend you to go on sunny day! But there are some problems. Its about sign. We lost many times, because there are no sign and incorrect signs. We could enjoy even being lost, but they have to make more.

hiking
5 months ago

Today I went on this trail and it was great. At first the trail was confused us and we got lost but in the end we found the trail and keep hiking. The trail had a lot of different plants and was a beautiful day to hike. Personally I really enjoyed and I would do it again in the future

In my experience, this lake is fantastic and well worth a visit. This place is a good place to bring family to enjoy the endless natural beauty. Here you can see a variety of people and many activities. A lot of people come here to breathe fresh air, bike, and walk along the river to see the scenic beauty. Especially, if you have children, this is a place that can not be ignored. I recommend coming here on a nice sunny day - very beautiful and uplifting in so many ways. I would definitely go back here for a relaxing afternoon and some nature time.

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