Coal Creek Falls

Bellevue, Washington

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Water, water everywhere and quite a drop it takes! Cougar Mountain’s Coal Creek Falls is the primary attraction here, but it’s the water underfoot that really makes the area special. Such abundance helps keep the forest green and fragrant, with wildflowers in season— and abundant summer mosquitoes. Come in November through May, when the nights are too cold for these pesky biters and the falls are full of runoff. In the spring you’ll find skunk cabbage, and through the early summer you’ll enjoy plump, juicy salmonberries. And at the end, you’ll enjoy the cool cascade of Coal Creek Falls.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Water, water everywhere and quite a drop it takes! Cougar Mountain’s Coal Creek Falls is the primary attraction here, but it’s the water underfoot that really makes the area special. Such abundance helps keep the forest green and fragrant, with wildflowers in season— and abundant summer mosquitoes.

Come in November through May, when the nights are too cold for these pesky biters and the falls are full of runoff. In the spring you’ll find skunk cabbage, and through the early summer you’ll enjoy plump, juicy salmonberries. And at the end, you’ll enjoy the cool cascade of Coal Creek Falls.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bellevue
Distance: 2.5
Elevation Gain: 350 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: King County Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: Green Trails Cougar Mountain No. 203S
Driving Directions: Directions to Coal Creek Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

4/4/2010
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Nice and easy trail. The waterfall itself is small, but still looked nice.


4/4/2009
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