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Turtleback Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
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 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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Aug 11, 2019
Brian Sabbeth
Last mile uphill 3.5mi
Jul 20, 2019
Allyson Hollingsworth
Well marked 3.5mi — 7h 00m
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

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  4.4 from 12 votes

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

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