Coal Mines Trail is a pleasant, 4.7 mile, path that allows visitors to stroll in the footsteps of coal mining history. Though the trail actually starts in Cle Elum and extends to Ronald, it is easily accessible from Roslyn near the South-East end of Runje Field.
The trail follows the path of the Northern Pacific Railroad branch line developed in 1886 to transport coal from the Roslyn/Cle Elum Coal Field.Â In 1887, the branch was extended to the #3 Mine where Ronald developed.Â The Roslyn/Ronald line was operated until 1986, and then in 1994, it began itsÂ conversion to this public recreational trail.
Because this is a well maintained and level path, exploring the trail is a great way to spend the day in any season and for people of all ages.
Update: A printable Coal Mines Trail map is now available.Â ClickÂ here toÂ download.