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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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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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Point Defiance Park Trails
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13 Completed 13 Reviews

Lots of options and great views. Easy for kids. I see a lot of people rate trails for based difficulty and not what it is. If you want an added adventure to to hike along Owens Beach to the homes on Day island and back. At times I have miss timed the tide and had to wade back or find a trail up hill and improvise my way back.

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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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