Coal Creek Natural Area


Day Hike - Coal Creek Natural Area

Great close in hike in Cougar Mtn regional park in Bellevue.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Newport Hills P&R   5115 113th Pl SE, Bellevue.  Meet 8 am at the southwest corner.

BWS course students sign up thru 5/24, open to all hikers 5/25 - 5/27.  This is a gear shakedown hike for course hikers to try out new or used gear, check out their essential systems and decide whether to make a shopping list for different gear.  Pace - We will travel a social pace (can talk as we hike).  Map - The map for the park trail can be downloaded from here.  This is a great trail that travels through second growth forests in the area of an old coal mining townsite, past Coal Creek falls and along the south perimeter of the park.  We will begin and finish at the Red Town trailhead (TH).


Coal Creek Natural Area

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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