As I climbed out of the Coal Creek basin I was judging how much more I had to climb. The path gently descends down to the Coal Creek valley though a mixed beech-podocarp forest.

A pleasant hike. The falls are fairly straightforward to photograph. Trail was easy and great for the kids. Washington Trails Association I’d recommend to park at Red Town trailhead.

Overall we enjoyed it and the dogs are tired, they had plenty to sniff. At the first trail junction, 0.1 miles in, veer left, joining the Cave Hole Trail. Click the button below to browse the map instead.

Fairly easy hikes for beginners and fun to veer off on the different trails (if you can figure the map out) :).

Parking lot was close to full by the time we left at 1pm. Easy to understand markers.

The falls are fairly straightforward to photograph. Located in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park in Newcastle. Additional Waterfalls which occur within 5 miles of Coal Creek Falls.

Coal Creek Falls, on New Zealand's West Coast, is a great place a stop when driving to Punakaiki and further north. Not too busy on a rainy day. Well maintained. 06/18/2020 Amanda L. Amanda L. A little creepy going alone but it was safe overall when I went. For the nimble-footed, climbing up next to the left side of the falls yields slightly more revealing perspectives, however to frame the entire falls, you need a focal range wider than 24mm and to joust with a few tree branches which encroach on the view. Coal Creek Falls is a wonderful destination for any day hiker looking for an easy, family friendly trail with a picturesque culmination at Coal Creek Falls. Coal Creek Trail, Primrose Overlook, Coal Creek Falls.

Coal Creek Falls via Nike Horse trail is a 3.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bellevue, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. This trail was our first hike and it was pretty fun.

Stream between two tiers of a waterfall is counted in its overall height regardless of whether or not that section of the stream would be legitimately considered a waterfall on its own right, were it to be isolated. 12 and 8 year old boys enjoyed this hike -- well maintained (heavy traffic), nice waterfall. Elevation:   892 feet It was a nice hike with good elevation gane. A rough estimation of how many months out of the year the stream which produces the waterfall will actually hold water. Easy hike. Great trail!

Follow that in and you will see Nike horse trail sign post.

I saw a number of people on my way back to the parking lot and one large group which appeared to be a 8th or 9th grade class on a field trip. Be sure to take a free map of the trail system at the trailhead. Easy trail.

Seattle, WA 98104. The waterfall was cool as was the tunnel.


The falls do run dry during the summer months, usually mid June to whenever the rainy season starts up again in the winter.There is a large parking lot at the trailhead, but it’s heavily used and fills up quickly.

Pools or stretches of level stream in between two or more successive drops of the falls will not factor in this figure. Enjoy the lovely bush walk down to the impressive Coal Creek Falls. Very nice, not crowded. Free parking. Coal Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. It really surprised me that someone was able to put one in there which was a green space before. Kyle Bland Proceed 3 miles on Lakemont to the Red Town Trailhead parking area on the left side of the road, just before crossing Coal Creek. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. After about 1/2 mile, head right on the Coal Creek Falls trail and follow for another 1/2 mile to the falls. Sunlight absolutely kills at this waterfall, so save this one for an overcast day.

The Coal Creek Falls are a cascade waterfall. For smaller waterfalls, this figure will generally not differ much from the Average Width measurement, but for broader waterfalls - especially those that feature a crest that isn't constricted - this figure can at times be consideraby larger.

This is one of the more popular destinations in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, itself a popular urban destination thanks to its prominent location near downtown Bellevue. Coal Creek Falls (#COUGAR-C4), Red Town Trail (#COUGAR-W2), Cave Hole Trail (#COUGAR-C3), Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (Dan A. Nelson and Alan L. Bauer - The Mountaineers),, Buy the Green Trails Cougar Mountain No. Coal Creek, on its way from the swamps and marshes on Anti Aircraft Peak, takes a pretty tumble over a moss covered wall. Very easy hike for beginners, dogs, and kids. Waaaaay too crowded. Track overview. I went with my friend and her two kids (1 yr and 3 mo) and it was great! From 405, head east on I-90, exit at Lakemont Boulevard (Exit 13) and turn right towards Newcastle. The falls were beautiful and very photogenic.

The Pitch of a waterfall is an estimated - often very roughly - measure of the average slope or steepness of a waterfall. As I ascended and was looking at the ridge top imagine my surprise when I saw a bunch of houses. This hike offers a lovely mix of woods and grassy patches, with an energetic stream winding through it all. really nice easy hike, kids have lots of fun. This is helpful in determining whether a waterfall may flow more consistently during certain periods of the year - streams which originate in Springs, Lakes, or Glaciers will often flow more consistently throughout the year than those fueled by simply Runoff. The “falls” is a trickle this time of year but a lovely setting nonetheless. While plumb uses eight distnct forms, we wanted further granularity and opted to break down the hierarchy twofold: first based on the overall pitch of the waterfall, and then based on what shape the fall takes as it makes its descent. It will take you to a parking lot. parking lot was almost full when we got there at 10am on a Monday, but since there are so many trail options we didnt see too many on our route. He told me not to bother. Might do this again on a rainy weekday because it's a pretty trail, but never again on a nice weather weekend.

Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. There are lots of leaves down on the trail masking the mud (I slipped a few times) and the colors at least today were really nice. TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time (4K) - … At the trailhead, head left (uphill) on the Red Town trail for about 500 feet, then head left again on the Cave Holes trail. Waterfall is ok. Forest is nice, especially from old man trail.

Trail has a slight consistent incline for the first half mile or so but totally doable for my 4 and 8 year olds. Even with the wet fall we've had and the recent rains this week he said the falls were a trickle. Make sure you find the Horse trail vs the Old Man Trail. Great spot to get out of Seattle for a little bit. This is often the most difficult figure to pin down because accurately measuring streamflow is not a simple process.

Not muddy at all. The trail follows Coal Creek before hooking back up with the Coal Creek Trail that takes you to it's western trailhead off of Coal Creek Parkway just up the street from Factoria Mall. Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai, Good for kids. The system of classification of waterfall forms we use is a heavily modified derivative of the classifications outlined by Greg Plumb in his "Waterfall Lover's Guide to the Pacific Northwest" books. Late summer though hence no water in the falls.

Trails aren’t marked as clearly as I would have hoped. There is a carpark at the end of Ballance Street. You can also take sky country, then old man and it eventually connects to coal creek, but it is longer. Really enjoyed taking pictures at the waterfall. The volume of water present in the stream at the location of the waterfall. The pool below the falls is a nice place to cool off with a swim in the hot summer months.

Lots of cool mushrooms on the trail too. Within a few minutes I heard running water and came to the North Fork Falls which was flowing (somewhat) so I stopped there and took some pictures and then continued my journey west.

Those of you who … Super easy trail! This is one of the more popular destinations in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, itself a popular urban destination thanks to its prominent location near downtown Bellevue. Click the button below to browse the map instead. Entries which specify a Flow Consistncy of 12 Months should in general have an acceptable flow at any time of year (but may be better during certain periods - see below). There may be variance within the range specified where the flow will be better or worse, but visiting at any time in the range specified (if available) will generally present the waterfall in its best light. I thought did I take a wrong turn? From Greymouth follow SH6 northeast for 8 km to Runanga. Be sure to stay on the trail so as to avoid the deeper and potentially dangerous cave holes.

Creek was dried up but a pretty good hike! My 11 yr old struggled but made it. From Seattle head east on I-90.

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little waterfall at the end. This figure is not often easy to establish with a high degree of precision and as such will often be estimated. The drive out is really easy. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Back at the Red Town Trailhead I crossed the street and started down the Coal Creek trail. Location & Directions. Looped back a different way having continued on path beyond falls, which was easy enough and not much longer.

Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If you are facing the sky country trailhead, turn right and head to the sign post showing horse riding or ride around in the parking lot until you see the horse riding sign. 3:12. Coal Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall. We kept going past the falls and made a 2.5ish mile loop.

No additional waterfalls were found within 5 miles. Please consider whitelisting this domain in your adblocker to help keep this site running. Coal Creek Falls is considered a beginner hike.