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Primrose Trail

Part of the Coal Creek Park trail system, this trail will take you along a creek with a few small waterfalls.
Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.8 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
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Overview :  At only .8 miles the Primrose Trail seems like a quick detour, however, this trail offers some of the best sites to be seen. On this... more »

Tips:  How to get here:

From I-90 East take Exit 13 and make a right at the stop sign. Continue to follow Lakemont Blvd SE and the Red Town... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Primrose Trail Marker

This is the West Trail Marker for the Primrose Trail. Unfortunatly the trail is closed at this time

2. Forked Tree

You will know exactly where on the trail you are when you locate this tree. I'm not sure what type of tree it is but it will be the only one of its kind on the trail. It certainly sticks out amongst the birch and large evergreens.

3. Coal Creek

Most of the trail follows Coal Creek. Near the West side marker, where this picture was taken, use caution as the trail is narrow and it appears that part of the trail has been washed away.

4. Sand Stone Falls

If you are comming from the West on the Primrose Trail, you will see the waterfall just after the bridge crossing. While not as large, water volume wise, as the North Fork Falls near by it is still a great site to see.

5. Wooden Bridge

A wooden bridge that allows access across Coal Creek. This bridge is very shaky when crossing over the creek. If attempted use extreme caution and slowly walk across one person at a time.

6. Primrose Trail Marker

This is the East Trail Marker for the Primrose Trail. Unfortunatly the trail is closed at this time but hope they will begin work on reopening this great trail.

7. Coal Cart Axles

While beginning your journey back up towards Coal Creek Trail you will come across a pair of axles chained to a tree. Another great artifact to discovery while hiking within the park.