The Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is full of wide and maintained trails. One of those trails leads to Coal Creek Falls.The falls are pretty small, but the landscape surrounding the area is lush and green.
There are several ways to get there, but I usually park at the Red Town trail head. From the trail head, I take the Cave Hole Trail, and then turn onto the Coal Creek Falls Trail. You will come to the falls about a 1 mile into your hike. When you are finished looking at the falls, you can continue on the Coal Creek Falls Trail. This will turn your hike into a loop. Turn right on the Quarry Trail, and then another right on the Red Town Trail. This area was once mined for coal, and there are cave holes along the trail. As you leave, you will find information about the old communities that once existed in these woods. The total loop is 2.5 miles. This is a great hike to do year round, and was not very crowded both times I’ve hiked it.