Newcastle Trails, Newcastle, WA

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Calendar (2018)

  • July 29 — IATC Trail Walk (9:30 AM)
  • August 14 — YMCA Trail Walk (5:30 PM)
  • August 22 — Wednesday NT Board Meeting (7-9 PM)

The events above are all open to the public. Details below.

Trail Book

The book 14 Shorter Trail Walks In and Around Newcastle by NT member Eva Lundahl is now available from Amazon.  The book includes detailed trail maps, local history and geology, and the delights of each walk: plants and animals; historic sites and artifacts; views, waterfalls, and moss-covered boulders. There are expert photos of all these things, and even an index. Eva is donating the proceeds to Newcastle Trails; buying the book via this website increases the share of the price going to NT.

Trail Walks

The YMCA is sponsoring 3 summer trail walks, starting from the Y on the following dates and times: June 20, 11 AM; July 10, 5:30 PM, August 14, 5:30 PM.   Hike with Y staff and Newcastle Trails' Eva Lundahl to learn more about the network of trails in the Y's backyard. Hikes are roughly one hour long for all skill levels. Wear sturdy shoes.   For more information on trails in and near Newcastle, check NT's Trails Map and Trails Guide, or contact Heyns Mouton at   Eva is the author of a book on local trails (see Trail Book and Trail Talk above).

July 10 (Tuesday), 5:30 PM,   1 hour Primrose Loop Hike starting from the YMCA led by Eva Lundahl and Heyns Mouton from the Coal Creek YMCA. nbsp Wine social at Y and book sale to follow. hike Contact Heyns at

July 29 (Sunday), 9:30 AM,   Steve Williams leads an Issaquah Alps Trails Club hike from Cougar Mt. - Marshall's Hill / DeLeo Wall loop.   It is a "very easy" hike of 3 miles, 450' gain, slow pace.   See the viewpoint and trails threatened by clearcut logging.   These are Issaquah Alps Trails Club hikes which meet and car-pool from 175 Rainier Blvd. S. in Issaquah. (To join us in Newcastle, call Steve Williams for arrival time and place. (425) 453-8997.

Monthly Board Meetings

The Newcastle Trails board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), 7-9 PM at Regency Newcastle, a retirement community at 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road (just off Coal Creek Parkway). Board meetings are open to the public. If you plan to attend, check the web site for last-minute changes and/or contact us using our Contact Form.

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