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Primrose Nature Trail

Intermediate

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0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -54' -16 m
High: 851' 259 m
Low: 805' 245 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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An intermediate, half mile trail leading to the Apple River and back again.

Peter Gitta

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

The Primrose Nature Trail begins with a long wooden staircase accessed from the East Canyon Road. Probably the most strenuous part of this run is the first 84 (counted) steps! After that, the trail continues as a doubletrack to the northwest and skirts the campground sites in the park.

An observation deck about halfway offers a view of the river below. Here the trail narrows, descends and crosses a small creek and ultimately dead ends at a narrow, shallow section of the river where a picnic table can be found for a lunch by the river if you so choose.

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#123

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#17,918

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View of the Apple River from observation deck
May 10, 2016 near Warren, IL
Heading back from the river
May 10, 2016 near Warren, IL
Walk along the river bluff. Sharp drop off the trail to the left. Watch the kids and pets.
May 10, 2016 near Warren, IL
End of the trail at the river.
May 10, 2016 near Warren, IL
Manual escalator at the trailhead.
May 10, 2016 near Warren, IL

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