Coal Mines Trail

Ronald, Washington

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The centerpiece of the trail is the quaint town of Roslyn, which was the site for filming the old "Northern Exposure" television series. The fictional town of Cicely, Alaska, is kept alive with the very real Brick Tavern, Roslyn Café, and Northwestern Improvement Company Store. The James Dean mural in back of the Roslyn Theater is also a notable attraction, while the Roslyn Museum, located just west of the Roslyn Cafe, provides a wealth of information on the area's mining history. Along with other trail users, you might see deer, elk, skunk, or rabbits along the trail. Bear and cougar have been spotted, too; look for animal tracks as you ride.
Mountain Bike! Washington

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Mountain Bike! Washington

by Bennett & Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

The centerpiece of the trail is the quaint town of Roslyn, which was the site for filming the old "Northern Exposure" television series. The fictional town of Cicely, Alaska, is kept alive with the very real Brick Tavern, Roslyn Café, and Northwestern Improvement Company Store.

The James Dean mural in back of the Roslyn Theater is also a notable attraction, while the Roslyn Museum, located just west of the Roslyn Cafe, provides a wealth of information on the area's mining history. Along with other trail users, you might see deer, elk, skunk, or rabbits along the trail. Bear and cougar have been spotted, too; look for animal tracks as you ride.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Ronald
Distance: 10.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Snow level dictates the riding season.
Trailhead Elevation: 2,360 feet
Top Elevation: 2,360 feet
Local Contacts: City of Roslyn, 509-649-3105
Local Maps: Cle Elum Ranger District map. USGS 7.5: Stampede Pass.
Driving Directions: Directions to Coal Mines Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/28/2008
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Great trail for kids and families, but the gravel on the trail is tough enough that mountain bikes are needed. It's open year round and rarely crowded. Cross country ski it in the winter and bike it in the summer. It runs from Cle Elum along a rail-trail to the town of Ronald, but the section from Roslyn to Ronald is the best - look for coal piles along the way and mining artifacts at the trails end in Ronald. You may see some animals and the scenery is nice. There is a small general store at the end where you can get popcicles for the kids before heading back.



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