YMCA hosts family trail walk Saturday

October 21, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 21, 2009

The Coal Creek YMCA will host its first family trail walk at 10 a.m. Oct. 24.

The 1.5-mile walk will begin at the Coal Creek YMCA, and proceed down the new trail connecting the YMCA parking lot to the Coal Creek Trail.

The walk will follow the Coal Creek Trail upstream until reaching the Red Town Trailhead of Cougar Mountain Park. Organizers said the walk follows the old Seattle and Walla Walla railroad most of the way, and passes by waterfalls and historic sites.

Historian Milt Swanson will open his coal-mining museum to visitors arriving at Red Town.