GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-7 miles, <1,500 feet - Coal Mines Trail

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GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-7 miles, <1,500 feet - Coal Mines Trail

Enjoy this longer hike from one historic town to another, made famous by the TV show, Northern Exposure. Along the way, see interesting mining sites or even some deer. This hike can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 321 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2mph

Meet at the 65th St. Park & Ride in Seattle at 7am. We will depart promptly at 7:10am, so please don’t be late.

This is a good hike if you are looking for something longer, but not quite ready for a lot of elevation gain.

We will be driving to Cle Elum to park near Flagpole Park (19 W. 1st St).

We’ll walk the coal mines trail, along a former railroad track, to Roslyn, where we’ll break for lunch (I suggest The Brick, which was made famous by the TV show, Northern Exposure). After lunch, we will hike back to Cle Elum, then head home.

I will start off in the lead, but will be moving a round so that I'm able to check in with each person and see how they are doing, if there are any problems, etc. If need be, I may move the slowest hiker to the front to set the pace so that nobody lags behind.

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Coal Mines Trail

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