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Turtle Rock Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (10)

This trail circumnavigates Turtle Rock.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Singletrack

8,284' 2,525 m

High

8,041' 2,451 m

Low

319' 97 m

Up

399' 122 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Start at the Turtle Rock Trailhead, just above the roundabout near the campground and Box Canyon. Drop down to the parking lot and look for the trail to continue to the left, at the end of the parking lot. Open (and close!) a gate about 20 yards past the parking lot. Continue on as you pass beaver ponds on your left.

There is a lot of braiding between the waterfall and the Beaver Ponds parking lot, but you'll be fine as long as you don't cross the creek. The trail ducks out to a parking lot and then back away to the left for the last bit as you climb back to the trailhead.

When in doubt, stay right. There are some tricky rock sections that up the difficulty of this trail, but most of it is fairly beginner-friendly. Mostly decomposed granite with some rock sections on the NE side. This is packed with hikers on summer weekends and evenings, but generally pretty clear on weekdays and shoulder seasons when it's too cold to camp or the campground isn't open.

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Evan O'Toole

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  4.1 from 10 votes

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Jun 6, 2020
Samm Rowland
Down trees everywhere.
Aug 3, 2019
Sam Bogan
Did it with the family. — 3h 30m
Oct 19, 2018
Christopher Rix
Gorgeous trail with a fun flowy feel! 3.4mi
Sep 8, 2018
Sean Casselberry
Super fun loop!! Started in ved campground little bit ofe erything. 3.4mi
Sep 2, 2018
Nick Shaver
3.5mi — 0h 45m
Aug 12, 2017
Katie P
Aug 12, 2017
Emma Young
Rode with Scott and Keenan Aug 2017. First inaugural christening of the Navion Camped in dispersed camping off happy jack road then off 700N
Jul 1, 2017
Jared Crockett
Really fun trail with lots of great techy features! Just don't try to take your little girls on it (whoops!).