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Turtleback Mountain

Wild Rose Lane, Orcas Island, WA
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Nice Hiking

We went in from the north end. Got as far as Waldron Island Overlook. Hiking on a moderately steep... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Tony T
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Quiet Hike, Great Views

My wife and I did the south trailhead which was a little more steep than we expected, but was quite... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Kennewick, Washington
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“north trail” (5 reviews)
“dirt road” (2 reviews)
Wild Rose Lane, Orcas Island, WA
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

We went in from the north end. Got as far as Waldron Island Overlook. Hiking on a moderately steep logging/fire road. Saw some interesting birds. We wanred to go out to Turtleback Head but recurrent injury prevailed.

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My wife and I did the south trailhead which was a little more steep than we expected, but was quite doable. Really young children may find it a little more difficult though. Since it was so quiet with no one around, we enjoyed all of...More

1  Thank J0n1315
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We hiked from the south trailhead: Lost Oak/Ships Peak/Morning ridge. It was a nice, steep climb up and forest was gorgeous! The views at the top were incredible!We could sit there all day and enjoy them. Loved the benches at the view points. We were...More

Thank Lolita D
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place is second only to Eagle Cliff, on Cypress Island, for incredible views of the archipelago. It is a nice walk, at any season.

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Have hiked from the south trailhead and the north, both in February. Great for spotting eagles and for views of the other islands. Make sure you have waterproof hiking gear and rain gear if you go in the winter. Free parking and no Discover Pass...More

Thank NotonoTabibito
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We only did the South section from the trailhead up through the Lost Oak trail and back to Ships Peak and down. This was opposite of what most people did so we were pretty much alone the whole way. Gorgeous views to be had. We...More

Thank wyrbender
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Once placid and remote is all together too popular. Snotty people with off leash dogs that swiftly approach children. Lots of Yellow jackets. Steep eroded road you hike up from south.

Thank Travel333333A
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The hiking on turtleback mountain was easy to moderate difficulty and offered a variety of hikes and views of the surrounding islands and water. If you are looking for an easy hike, use the south parking, the trailhead leads you traversing through the woods until...More

Thank DentistaDMD
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I have done this hike twice and it does not disappoint. There are two approaches, the one from the east is a longer hike for the more ambitious...You walk up a road for much of the hike, and it is all just lovely with a...More

Thank Erin K
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We started from the north parking lot and took the left turn at the top loop. It's an easy hike up an old overgrown dirt road till you get to the top, then turns to a hiking path for a little way. This hike can...More

2  Thank skatecreekrd
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