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Turtleback Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 321' 98 m
Descent: -337' -103 m
High: 569' 173 m
Low: 295' 90 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Freddy Arsenault

Follow the orange blazes to stay on this loop trail.

Freddy Arsenault

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Wildflowers

Description

This loop trail covers the northeast portion of South Mountain Reservation. It provides a nice and easy hike with a section or two of good climbing. Follow the orange blazes. This trail starts and ends near the Turtle Back Rock Parking Lot, just keep an eye out for the telltale orange, and you'll be on the right track.

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Nov 16, 2019
Laurie Abkemeier
11h 15m
Oct 15, 2019
Jonathan Stein
4.2mi — 1h 45m
Aug 18, 2019
Ritesh Karangutkar
Jul 5, 2019
Zeba Hyder
Jun 9, 2019
Keith Croket
3.8mi — 1h 19m
May 25, 2019
George Wiesner
4.1mi — 2h 03m
May 11, 2019
Saul Hansell
Jul 29, 2018
Mariska ter Haak

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  4.4 from 12 votes

#798

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Shady on a very hot day.
Jul 28, 2019 near South O…, NJ

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