Coal Creek Natural Area


Day Hike - Coal Creek Natural Area

3-in-one hike. Cougar mountain ramble. We will hike the Wildside Trail-De Leo Wall, Red Town Meadow and Coal Creek Falls, for about 6.5 miles total

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at the RedTown Trailhead (directions below) at 9am.

From I-90 take exit 13 onto Lakemont Blvd. Drive south on Lakemont Blvd which becomes Newcastle-Coal Creek Road.  After crossing "The Pass" and starting down, cross Coal Creek and find the trailhead on the east side of the road at a sharp bend in the road.

 We will start out by hiking the Wildside Trail-De Leo Wall loop, then back along the RedTown Meadow trail, and then on to Coal Creek Falls, where we will eat a snack, then head back to the trailhead.  Approximately 6.5 mi total

Bring the 10 essentials, water and a snack/lunch.

Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to come, too.


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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