Visit an alpine lake via a short walk from the trailhead. A washout before the official trailhead adds 0.2 miles each way to your walk.
There is a recent road washout that looks to be from winter 2019-2020 -- 0.2 miles from the main trailhead. The washout is not passable by any cars, but it is possible to turn a car around and park along the road. Please be sure to leave room for traffic to flow.
The washout requires a climb over and onto the other side of the road.
Once at the sign for Coal Lake, there is a pit toilet and trash cans. Look for the trail to Coal Lake on the right side of the road, across from the Coal Lake sign. The trail itself is short; only about 0.1 miles.
You will see the lake immediately and the water is easily accessible, with a few campsites scattered around the lake.