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Black Diamond Coal Mine

Black Diamond, WA

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Black Diamond Coal Mine is a 9 mile loop trail located near Black Diamond, Washington and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a go-to place for my family. There is a little bit of everything for everyone but it is always crowded. The trails aren't very interesting but they are good for quick walk. The other attractions (the gardens, the beach, and the Zoo) are worth going to the park for.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

A nice walk along Owens Beach, then back up on the main trail to view the Narrows Bridge. Saw sea lions poke their heads above water, scared a baby Douglas squirrel, heard cannon fire and bagpipes in celebration of Queen Victoria's Birthday. Finally enjoyed a fine picnic, with the background sounds of howling zoo wolves responding to a fire truck siren.

Although it was a crowded trail, it was an easy fun hike.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Recommend finding the trail that takes you from midway between Owen Beach promenade and the point. It can be hard to find from the beach but much easier from the road. Once you know where you it is you can use this trail for some good cardio.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Many fairly easy trails and beautiful views of the ocean on the outer trail. Only a couple uphill sections. More of a terrific nature walk!

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

First time out and I found the trail to be pretty lame. I liked the view of the ocean, but the trail lacked any real technical parts. The yellow and blue loop go by real quick and feels like a constant flat or down hill run. There is one good uphill towards the beginning, but that's about it.

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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9 Completed 2 Reviews

The trailhead itself was a bit hard to find because it's right next to a good-sized intersection. I was impressed with how few buildings I actually saw, considering that the trail is right in the middle of an urban area.
While there are a few potential huff-and-puff parts, it's far from difficult. Just make sure you're ok with walking through some mud; depending on the time of year, it's inevitable.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

This place has it all. There is a zoo, rose garden, Japanese garden, beach, fort, dog park and events like the Taste of Tacoma. Its pretty easy and there are lots of trails. There is park area for lunch. There is also a scenic drive that is great for cycling. Its a nice place for the family.

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

If you do the full 4 mile hike (2 miles up and 2 miles down), it's actually a pretty decent workout. However if you're hiking for the scenery, Swan Creek is sub par. There is a funky smell intermittently, a lot of garbage, and you can still hear traffic up on the hike. Some of the trails were suffering from soil erosion and required a close eye when crossing. Overall, it's good exercise but the atmosphere is kinda funky.

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Puget Park Trail
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62 Completed 8 Reviews

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Used to walk this a lot with my Great Dane when he was still alive, until he cut his foot badly one day getting a drink out of the creek. Garbage and broken glass has always been a problem, but it was such a convenient spot, a pleasant hike, and we often had the place to ourselves.

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