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    Coal Creek Falls via Nike Horse Trail

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    3.4 km
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    82 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The hike to Coal Creek Falls on the Nike Horse Trail is an easy-moderate adventure. This trail is 3.4 km long, making it an easy add-on to a day of hiking or a short trip on its own. For the best experience at the falls, try to visit in late spring or after a good rain. They can sometimes dry up in the late summertime.

    Although this hike is suitable for all skill levels, it’s not stroller-friendly. Dogs are permitted, but remember to keep them on leash, especially with the potential for horse traffic on this route.
    You can also take Cave Hole Trail to get to the falls.

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    Route Description for Coal Creek Falls via Nike Horse Trail

    Coal Creek Falls is a small, beautiful waterfall accessed via an easy-moderate hike on the Nike Horse Trail. This route is suitable for all skill levels. Try to visit after a good rain to get the best experience at the falls.

    There may be horse traffic on this trail, so keep dogs leashed and give riders the right of way whenever possible.

    Begin from the trailhead in the parking loop. There are several trails that leave from the parking lot, and you’ll want to take the trail on your far right and then stay left immediately. There are two junctions near the beginning where you’ll stay right.

    At the junction with the Cave Hole Trail, turn right. Then, take a left where the horse trail turns off from the Cave Hole Trail again. You’ll traverse a slope down to the creek valley, where the falls can be found at the water.

    Don’t cross the stream unless you want to explore on another trail. From here, turn around and retrace your steps.

    Getting to the Coal Creek Falls via Nike Horse Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Coal Creek Falls via Nike Horse Trail is in the parking loop at the end of 166th Way SE.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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