Seattle: Far Country Lookout

Only minutes from downtown, this easy 4-mile hike into the Issaquah Alps passes near a charming waterfall en route to a memorable view of greater Seattle and the Olympics.
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Only minutes from downtown, this easy 4-mile hike into the Issaquah Alps passes near a charming waterfall en route to a memorable view of greater Seattle and the Olympics.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.2

Waypoints

FCL001

Location: 47.5347747802734, -122.128936767578

Trail heads E from Red Town, site of a former coal town

FCL002

Location: 47.5345458984375, -122.128067016602

Turn L onto Red Town Trail near rest rooms

FCL003

Location: 47.5336380004883, -122.125778198242

Continue straight on Red Town Trail

FCL004

Location: 47.5269355773926, -122.121376037598

Turn R onto Indian Trail; cross small footbridge over Coal Creek

FCL005

Location: 47.526985168457, -122.123207092285

Turn L

FCL006

Location: 47.5214538574219, -122.127151489258

Bear L @ Y

FCL007

Location: 47.5199508666992, -122.129371643066

Take spur trail on R to the delightful Coal Creek Falls

FCL008

Location: 47.5190963745117, -122.128211975098

Bear L @ Y onto Far Country Trail

FCL009

Location: 47.5193939208984, -122.126136779785

Switchbacks climb small hill

FCL010

Location: 47.5197143554688, -122.125427246094

Bear L @ Y

FCL011

Location: 47.5203704833984, -122.126594543457

Far Country Lookout: Pleasant views of greater Seattle and the Olympics; return to car