Coal Creek Natural Area


Frontcountry Trail Run - Coal Creek Trail

Pre-Thanksgiving, casual Tues evening run through the Coal Creek Natural Area in Bellevue/Newcastle. ~4 3/8 miles - 468 feet elevation gain - avg 4 mph. Earn your pumpkin pie. *Note: starting point is Resonate Brewery.*

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 468 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 433 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 5:00 pm at Resonate Brewery (5606 119th Ave SE - Bellevue 98006). Large parking lot. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running at 5:10 pm. Public restrooms in brewery.

This route will cover the Coal Creek Natural Area starting from Resonate Brewery in Bellevue.

We will hike and jog for ~4 3/8 miles total distance with 468 ft elevation gain. Given low elevation gain, we will look to do an avg pace of 4.0 mph: moderate hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straighaway and downhill. Goal is for everyone to run at a conversational pace, which means you can talk in complete sentence without gasping for air, can easily breath through your nose, and have an average heart rate typically less than 140 (75% of max heart rate).  Shouldn't be huffing and puffing.

For a complete description of  trail running with the Mountaineers, please consult the Trail Running Standards.

Gaia route:

ity of Bellevue trail map: 

Full details will be emailed soon after registration closes on Nov 20. In the interim please contact the leader with any questions:


Coal Creek Natural Area

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