History Hike: Coal Creek Townsite
In the 1860s, coal was discovered in the Newcastle area. Millions of tons of coal and rock were extracted from Newcastle Hills during the ensuing century. Join Lace Thornberg of the Washington Trails Association on a trail that descends from the ruins of the hotel, splits off toward an abandoned mine shaft, and crosses several rustic bridges. In addition to learning about the artifacts scattered along the route, well also enjoy natural attractions, including tall red cedars and the North Fork Falls. This hike is 6 miles round trip and includes 450 feet elevation loss, 450 feet elevation gain. Allow 20 minutes drive from MOHAI. Please bring your own picnic lunch and wear appropriate hiking shoes.
Hotel Ruins in Coal Creek town site (Red Town)
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|