Coal Creek Trail
difficult (trail not maintained); obscure.
At a Glance
|Fees:||No fee is charged|
|Water:||No drinking water is provided|
USGS Topo MapCucharas Pass
From LaVeta, take State Highway 12 for 25 miles south to County Road 34. Travel 5 miles to Purgatorie Campground. In the campground, turn into the Northfork Trailhead parking lot. Travel the Northfork Trail #1309 approximately 3.5 miles to the junction of the Wildcat Trail #1312, travel Wildcat for .75 mile to jct. of Coal Creek Trail #1394. The intersections/junctions are un-marked and obscure. These trails are open to non-motorized travel.
Another access from LaVeta, take State Highway 12 (south) to FDR #422, then travel 4 miles to the Blue Lake campground entrance, turn left onto FDR #436 then travel 1.5 mile to the Northfork Trailhead. FDR #436 requires four-wheel drive vehicles. Travel Northfork Trail one mile to the junction/intersection of the Wildcat trail then travel .75 mile to Coal CreekTtrail.