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“Great overlook”

Turtleback Mountain
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We parked at the north trailhead and hike to the North Valley Overlook, Waldron overlook, and then the Turtlehead overlook. After the first two, I wasn't sure if the last one would be worth the effort out and back. It was, in spades.

It is a little hard to get information about the trails--the pdf on their website seems to be missing elements that should be on the legend. Specifically, the triangles represent key elevation marks, and therefore, likely the best views. (it appears that the best viewpoints might be Turtlehead (1005 ft) and Raven Ridge (1519 ft).

6  Thank lyeager
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We did the north trail entrance. This hike is strenuous but the path is wide. I believe its about a 900 foot climb. It is actually a road in the preserve but closed to the public. I feel this hike is different from a lot of western WA hikes in that it seems to have more of a grassy meadow feel to it. There are two outlooks.

4  Thank SeaMom65
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Viewing this mountain from the road approaching it, gives you a false sense that the hike is gradual. We started at the south end and the climb was on a nicely groomed path, but the elevation comes fast. This is a good workout. 1300 ft approx of elevation gain to the top. The views are worth the effort. Not for the beginner hiker. The parking area at the south end is not well marked. Just look for other parked cars, and you are at the right spot.

6  Thank Nils O
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Perfect hike with kids - amazing views of mountains and neighboring islands. Some elevation gain, but our boys (5 and 8) did just fine.

1  Thank Mbkurilo
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