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Turtleback Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (13)

Follow the orange blazes to stay on this loop trail.


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

95%

Runnable

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 run 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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Freddy Arsenault

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  4.4 from 13 votes

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  4.4 from 13 votes
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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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Nov 17, 2020
Brian Rock
There are a few trees down across the trail. Most could be stepped over, but one was large enough I had to walk around it. 3.5mi — 0h 35m
Aug 11, 2019
Brian Sabbeth
Last mile uphill 3.5mi
Jun 9, 2019
Thomas V
7.7mi — 1h 20m
Nov 3, 2018
Jonathan Hoyos
First trail run. 3.5mi
May 17, 2018
Nicole Armour
This is a beautiful trail. There is a lot more trails crossing it than they put on the map here... so look out! I had to go back to the trail 3 times
Jun 7, 2017
Jim Cooper
Still muddy, but passable 3.8mi