• Coal Creek Natural Area

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    Cinder Mine Trailhead:
    15400 SE Newcastle Coal Creek Road

    Stepping into Coal Creek Natural Area is like stepping into the past. Immersed under a treed canopy without a house in sight, the park echoes of the wildness that once covered this area. You can almost hear clanging coal cars as you wander through the second growth forests. Look closely and take time to discover evidence of the early coal industry along the trail. Coal Creek provides valuable fish and wildlife habitat, the dense forest protects water quality and erosion, and the extensive trail system provides opportunities for passive recreation and environmental education.

    Note: Trail conditions may vary and are affected by weather, terrain, and natural and artificial elements. Stay on designated trails, and hike with others.

    • Wildlife Viewing
      Wildlife Viewing
    • Hiking
    • Interpretive Exhibit
      Interpretive Exhibit
    • Parking
    • Point of Interest
      Point of Interest
    • Ranger-Led Events
      Ranger-Led Events
    • Scenic Viewpoint
      Scenic Viewpoint
    • Self-Guided Trail
      Self-Guided Trail
    • Trail Information Kiosk
      Informational Kiosk
    • Walking


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