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green Turtle Rock Trail

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 177' 54 m
Descent: -171' -52 m
High: 2,296' 700 m
Low: 2,146' 654 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Carol Christensen

This wooded doubletrack trail takes visitors past Turtle Rock on the shore of Newman Lake

Carol Christensen

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Easy, well-maintained tread, little elevation gain/loss, and a perfect picnic spot at the trail terminus make this a great family trail.

Description

While the first mile or so of this trail lacks a little luster, the destination of the lake makes it worth your time. A wide, well-maintained and easy to follow doubletrack takes hikers down a mild grade, roughly south east toward the lake shore.Shortly before arriving at the lake, you'll pass a wetland area that is home to a bald eagle's nest. Stay on the trail through this section to avoid disturbing the bird's nesting habits.

When the trail comes out of the trees, you're treated to a view of Newman Lake and the surrounding mountains. Turtle Rock juts out over the lake and there is a beautiful grassy area by the lake and a native plant garden to enjoy. The trail then moves further south and slightly west, uphill to West Newman Lake Drive.

Join this trail with Bedrock Ridge for a lovely loop in either direction.

Flora & Fauna

This trail is filled with local Washington flora and fauna, most notable a bald eagle's nest

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Oct 20, 2018
Allen Svirgun
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