Day Hike - Coal Creek


Day Hike - Coal Creek

Slow-paced hike for those who have trouble keeping up.

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  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph or slower with frequent stops

We will meet at the Red Town trailhead at 9am.

Take exit 10 off I-405 for Coal Creek Parkway, heading east. Continue for 1.0 mile on Coal Creek Parkway, then turn left onto Forest Drive. Continue for 2.1 miles on Forest Drive, then turn right onto Lakemont Boulevard. Continue on Lakemont Boulevard for 0.5 miles and turn left into the Red Town Trailhead parking lot. 

Contact others on the roster to arrange carpooling. I can take up to three others with me.

This is a slow-paced hike for those who can't go very fast and/or need frequent rest breaks.

Full disclosure - I haven't hiked this trail, so it will be new to all of us. It's one of the hikes listed in Craig Romano's new Urban Hikes: Eastside guidebooks.


Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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