Coal Creek

An easy 4 mile rolling loop hike with 200 feet of elevation starting at the Red Town Trailhead in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. It's close to the city and in the Snoqualmie foothills with terrain varying from gravel to single track trails, all in second growth forest. There are options to extend this hike and different loops that are possible. Dogs on a leash are welcome.

getting there

From I-90 Eastbound, take Exit 13, the Lakemont Boulevard SE exit and turn right. Drive south for 3 miles. Just before the road curves, turn into the Red Town Trailhead parking lot. 

From I-405, take Exit 10 and follow Coal Creek Parkway east for 2.4 miles to the shopping center. Turn left at the light onto SE 72nd Place. At the stop sign, turn left onto Newcastle Road, which turns into Lakemont Boulevard SE. Continue on Lakemont to the Red Town Trailhead parking lot. 

on the trail

Hike to and from Coal Creek Falls or make it a look. There are options to extend this hike, other destinations from this trailhead including Doughty Falls, Long View Peak, Far Country Falls, and different loops that are possible.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • 1,287 ft
  • Green Trails Cougar Mtn No. 203S

Upcoming Activities

Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners - Coal Creek

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG activities, including skill practices conditioning trips
Difficulty: Easy
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jan 20
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Long View Peak

Day Hiking Trip
Go on a loop trail to Long View Peak and Far Country Lookout.
Difficulty: Easy
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration closes Jan 28
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Coal Creek

Day Hiking Trip
Join the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee on a great lowlands winter hike. This hike
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Feb 2, 2019
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Jan 18
Tacoma Branch
Trip Reports

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  • Coal Creek Falls
  • Coal Creek Falls Loop
  • Doughty Falls
  • Long View Peak
  • Far Country Falls
  • De Leo Wall
  • Wildside Trail—De Leo Wall

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