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Turtleback Mountain

Wild Rose Lane, Orcas Island, WA
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Challenging parts but beautiful

This was a bit more challenging than the evening stroll in a previous review . There were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lakeside, California
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Lovely Views

By my lights, this is the best hiking on the Island by far. I began my hike at around 9 AM and I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“north trail” (6 reviews)
“dirt road” (2 reviews)
Wild Rose Lane, Orcas Island, WA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a bit more challenging than the evening stroll in a previous review . There were definitely some climbing spots that were difficult but the view is stunning.

Thank kak6
Reviewed 1 week ago

By my lights, this is the best hiking on the Island by far. I began my hike at around 9 AM and I think I came across ONLY 4 other hikers in the course of a 3-hour hike (which is great for me. I enjoy...More

Thank evelyn_abravanel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off the ferry, we decided to stretch our legs with a quick hike. Well maintained trails and cool views of the surrounding islands. We parked at the North trail head. 1500' climb in the first couple of miles, so the start is not for...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A moderate hike with great views of the San Juans and territorial of Orcas island. 1.5 miles to the top with an easy elevation grade. It was a good evening stroll for our family

Thank redstackpmc
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We took the south trail and took the Lost Oak trail to Ship Peak. Was rather hard for us seniors, but we made the loop in 3 hours.

1  Thank Helen C
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.

1  Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 24 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 20 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 23 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
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