Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Coal Creek Natural Area

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.

  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

We will start at 6:00pm from the Cinder Mine trailhead at 15400 SE Newcastle Coal Creek Road (this avoids having to cross road from Red Town trailhead at Cougar Mountain).

No pass/permit required to park here.



This session focuses on gear and how to carry supplies with you while you are out trail running.



Coal Creek Natural Area

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses, gaiters are recommended.
  • Trail running shoes
  • optional: a small day pack 
  • optional: bring snacks and water
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