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Primrose Overlook

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain
47.5345, -122.1304 Map & Directions
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
150 feet
Highest Point
900 feet
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Primrose trail bridge. Photo by stever. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
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A little-traveled, short hike offering some impressive trees and lovely territorial views. Continue reading

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Hiking Primrose Overlook

Primrose Overlook is a little-traveled, short hike offering some impressive trees and lovely territorial views.  Out of the trailhead, you are on Little Creek Trail (N11).  Soon Little Creek forks; turn left onto Primrose Overlook.  Primrose continues fairly steeply downhill, ending in a small loop above Lakemont Blvd SE (which is visible through the trees in the distance).

This little hike is great for kids or a new place to bring your leashed dog.  If it's hot, bring insect repellent because there is a stagnant water retention pond near the trailhead.  Primrose's 163rd Place SE trailhead is a good alternative for accessing western, lower-elevation Cougar trails when surrounding trail lots are full.

Primrose Overlook

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5345, -122.1304 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-90, take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Blvd SE. Turn left at SE Cougar Mountain Way then right 163rd Place SE. Travel south until 163rd ends in a cul-de-sac.

The trailhead is hidden down a gravel utility access road between two houses, so please park respectfully, as this is a neighborhood. If there is no room at the trailhead, consider leaving this adventure for another day.

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Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

Little Creek Trail (#COUGAR-N11), Primrose Overlook (#COUGAR-N10)

King County Parks

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