Hiked counterclockwise and did the steeper section first. Trail was well marked, up and down. A few sections a bit steep but fairly easy. Arrived at the shore and loved the view of the Turtle Rock and water lillii’s in pink bloom. Second half of loop is a wide road, not much incline. Not too interesting or notable. Glad we did the scenic part first.

Quick outing. Little overgrown.... and bring bug spray.

Nice hike great views from bedrock trail then looped to the turtle rock trail ! Not to easy bring bug spray for mosquitoes!!

Easy and beautiful trail.

Super easy nice quick hike. My 4 year old liked it. thought there would be more houses close to the trail but there wasn't so that was nice. Suggest you go right first... counter clockwise

Great way to spend a few hours sit on top of Turtle Rock and watch the eagles fish. A hidden paradise

Nice easy trail. 4 year old did great on it.

My GPS had it at 3 miles almost exactly. Great little hike with a nice uphill gain if you do the loop clockwise. There was plenty of snow on the trail still at the end of March, but no need for extra traction. 5 year old easily did this with no complaints and loved standing on top of the "turtle". Pretty scenery, deer, and waterfowl were abundant.

Nice short walk it would be a great little snowshoe trek. There’s a couple nice views of the lake and Mt. Spokane.

Nice short hike. We took a little side spur off the loop and hiked 3 miles total and 326ft in elevation gain. We went to the right at the trail head and there were some steep down hill sections as you get nearer to the lake. The trail back up on the north is a dirt road and is more gradual back up. A man in his 60's was riding this loop multiple times on his mountain bike while we were there.

This trail is short, but sweet! What a delightful stroll through the woods, and along the grassy bank of Newman Lake. The trail is a bit muddy from the past few days of rain, but not so it would impede one much. I can imagine it getting a bit sloppy in the spring. There are plentiful signs of horses passing. There are also plentiful signs of dog owners who do not have the basic social morality to clean up their doggie doo.

All in all, this is a dandy spot to take in an afternoon stroll, and commune with nature.

Well marked and the trail travels through several different types of scenery. Enough of an uphill climb on one section to feel like I got a bit of a work-out. Nice parking area. Although there was plenty of evidence of trail use by horses we only ran into one other couple. Plenty of signs reminding you dogs must be on a leash.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017