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Coal Mines Trail

Snoqualmie Region


Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area
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4.7 miles, one-way


Gain: 453 ft.
Highest Point: 2375 ft.


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The Coal Mines trail is a mellow hike from Cle Elum, through Roslyn and on to Ronald with views of many different coal mining remains. This trail is great for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and running.

Beginning in Cle Elum, walk gradually up along many old coal mining slag piles and fan houses toward Ronald. The Coal Mines Trail is well-maintained is as wide as a dirt road.

There is some parking near the entrance of the trail and no parking passes are required. From Cle Elum to Ronald it is 5.5 miles with only a 453 foot elevation gain and about half way down the trail it crosses Hwy 903 as you walk through Roslyn.

This trail is great for all types of hikers and visitor that would like to get a glimpse of the old mining activity that was once abundant in this area.


Coal Mines Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.1961, -120.9443 Open map in new window


Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

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Guidebooks & Maps

Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades Guide Book

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

Getting There

Off of I-90 at Exit 84, travel down First Street until you hit the first stop light at First and South Cle Elum Way. Take a left and park next to Flag Pole Park on the right side of the Road. From there walk across Second Street to access the trailhead.

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