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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Mine Hikes: Explore Issaquah's Coalmining Past

You're invited as the Issaquah History Museums host Mine Hikes throughout 2017.

Join trained guides Doug Bristol and Brian Thorn on hikes through the history of Issaquah's early coal industry.

During each trip, guides will entertain hikers with tales of our dark and dangerous mining past, introducing the people who lived during this important period of our region's history.

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite. Advanced registration is required. The history museums offer the following hikes:

Olde Town Mine Hike

Explore the mining history that shaped downtown Issaquah.

The hike will give you a new perspective on the Olde Town neighborhood through historic photos, maps and discussions about the changing landscape. 

The loop hike begins at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., and covers the areas near the Issaquah Creek weir and Mine Hill before returning to the depot.

  • May 20
  • June 10
  • July 15
  • Aug. 12
  • Oct. 21

Grand Ridge Mine Hike 

Explore the daily commute of miners who worked in Issaquah's longest-lasting coal mining operation. 

The hike will start at the East Sunset Way Trailhead in downtown Issaquah. Participants will hike to the mine site through a historically significant section of King County's 1,300-acre Grand Ridge Park.

  • April 22
  • May 7
  • June 17
  • July 23
  • Aug. 19
  • Oct. 8
Questions? Contact the Issaquah History Museums via email or at 425-392-3500.
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