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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
by Trisha Roth

2 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful trail, longer than 3.6 miles if you do the entire loop. Gorgeous views of the Sound, lots of bird life and mature trees. Gem at the edge of the city.

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Puget Park Trail
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9 Completed 4 Reviews

Love this trail. . easy walk to the water and to explore

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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9 Completed 4 Reviews

This is one of my favorite close-in, easy hikes. As others have said, it's a great opportunity for trail running and backpacking conditioning work. There are so many side trails that wind through the woods. It's easy to get lost temporarily, which is not a bad thing--it's a good opportunity to just be in the moment and enjoy a nice walk.I love the proximity to the water. The beach can get busy, but the trails never seem to be packed. I love everything about this park--I just wish I lived within walking distance of it.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Good place for some running or a quick backpacking workout.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
by Meghan Kaloper

15 Completed 1 Reviews

Outside trail is longer 4.6 miles and has many beautiful views! You can even head down to the sandy beach. Lovely :)

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

There's a nice steep trail between the fort and what used to be never never land facing the bay. Takes you right down to an old tree house. I grew up climbing those hills from the beach to the fort . Great views great times.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

I run here every weekend for cross country training. The trails are great for running, although there are some roots and rocks that can trip you up. There are beautiful views of the sound and you can walk down to the water for some swimming. The trails are not too crowded most days, but the waterfront can be pretty busy. My only issue is that the trails can be a little confusing, but you can always find your way back to the road eventually. Overall a great place for running and casual walks.

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McKay Marsh Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Good trail for hike, walk or run. Dog friendly!

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a nice hike, it is maintained by Metro Parks Tacoma, there is a river flowing next to you through a fair bit of your hike, however at a certain point the lack of clear trail markers make it difficult to distinguish between the hiking trail and the biking trails once you reach the end of the hike. When you are coming back down from the hike (This is an out and back trail) there are a lot of small turn offs that can get you turned around and somewhat lost, I try to follow the river back to my car whenever i get turned around on this trail, but having a GPS to guide you would be useful for this hike.

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Puget Park Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail is nice for more of a walk than a hike, when i went i was expecting a hike, this is a gravel loop that is flat for the most part the whole way. It is in a forest area however so it is a nice half step between walking and hiking, it is a good place to bring kids and dogs, it is also a nice place to picnic once you reach the lake after your walk. This is a nice trail there has just been construction finished on it but just be prepared to walk and not hike!

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