Turtlehead Turtleback Mountain Preserve - Orcas Island

Eastsound, Washington 98245

Turtlehead Turtleback Mountain Preserve - Orcas Island

Turtlehead (Turtleback Mountain Preserve) - Orcas Island Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Stand atop Turtleback Mountain’s head for one shell of a view—it’s one of the best in the San Juans. Stare out at a ?otilla of islands extending to British Columbia’s Gulf Islands.

En route, stop at the Waldron Overlook for an impressive vista of that reclusive island’s cliffs and BC’s golden-faced Saturna Island behind it. Come in spring when brilliant wildflowers make this peak a painted turtle. The multiuse trail follows an old skid road that almost became a private drive to scores of showy ridgetop homes."

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Trail Information

Eastsound
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
5.7
Distance
1,295 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Year-round
Season
San Juan County Land Bank
Local Contacts
USGS, Eastsound; San Juan County Land Bank map (available online)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018