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Turtleback Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (13)

Follow the orange blazes to stay on this loop trail.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Loop

569' 173 m

High

295' 90 m

Low

321' 98 m

Up

337' 103 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Shared By:

Freddy Arsenault

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  4.4 from 13 votes

#821

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  4.4 from 13 votes
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#2

in New Jersey

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This stream of running water starts at the Orange Reservoir and runs along the Turtleback Loop.
Nov 17, 2020 near South O…, NJ
Shady on a very hot day.
Jul 28, 2019 near South O…, NJ

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May 1, 2021
Irene Langlois
Sep 20, 2020
Justin Vail
Hiked 2 laps with friends with 45lb packs. Nice route, deviated a bit on one lap to see the zoo. 8.1mi — 3h 01m
Aug 23, 2020
Theresa Concepcion
Hard intermediate. — 11h 06m
Jun 18, 2020
Ric M
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