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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
8.00 mi (12.87 km)
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The 1,718-acre Turtleback Mountain Preserve is one of the largest protected natural areas in San Juan County. The destination provides more than 8 miles of trails that can be used for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. To keep the trails from crowding and to protect the preserve, bikes are permitted on even calendar days only, while horses are permitted on odd calendar days. Pedestrians are permitted everyday.

On a clear day, the trails of Turtleback Mountain Preserve provide numerous panoramic views over the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

8 miles of trails. Views. Well-maintained preserve.

Cons

Limited amenities near the trailhead.

Trailhead Elevation

170.00 ft (51.82 m)

Net Elevation Gain

830.00 ft (252.98 m)

Address

Sawmill Rd
114
Eastsound, WA 98245
United States

Features

Historically significant
Bird watching
Wildlife
Big vistas
Wildflowers

Suitable for

Biking
Horseback

Location

Field Guide

Comments

06/13/2015
The prime viewpoint on this trail is Orcas Nob - a full 4 miles in one direction through the Turtleback Mountain preserve all the way to the NW point.
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