Turtle Island Trail

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Turtle Island Trail is a 1.3 mile trail located near Huddleston, VA that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

1.3 miles 100 feet

kid friendly

hiking

views

Directions from Roanoke, VA: Take Rt. 24 east for approximately 22 miles. Turn south (right) on Rt. 43 and travel 2 miles. Turn right (west) onto Rt. 626 and travel 11 miles to the park entrance. After passing the contact station, make a left onto Interpretive Trail Road. Follow until you reach trailhead parking. Signage is excellent.

hiking
18 days ago

My favorite of the five trails that I hiked at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. It is a scenic loop through the woods that follows the shore in places, with occasional glimpses of the beautiful lake. The clear highlight however is when the trail makes its way over a narrow strip of land and a small bridge to the little island. The panoramic lake views were amazing on a spectacular fall day. I wish I had been able to linger there longer. It is easy to combine with other park trails, and there is parking at the trailhead.