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Turtle Rock Trail

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Length

1.5 Miles 2.4 Kilometers

93%

Runnable

Elevation

177' 54 m

Ascent

-171' -52 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

2,296' 700 m

High

2,146' 654 m

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

Carol Christensen

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: Leashed

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 runners 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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#687

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