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Turtle Lake Loop is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 469 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Snowshoeing

Forest

Lake

Views

Muddy

Snow

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Turtle Lake loop/Clear Lake loop is a loop around Clear Lake and Turtle Lake. There is a floating bridge between Clear Lake and Turtle Lake. The loop can be done counterclockwise or clockwise and you don't necessarily have to cross the bridge between the lakes. The hike has rolling hills. It is is quite easy and very well maintained by the staff.

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Reviews (38)
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S Ball
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. Well maintained. Newly built wooden walkways over boggy areas. Really enjoyable walk around the lakes. Mostly flat and not too buggy. Back tracked the initial section to avoid walking back along the road. Took just under an hour at a leisurely pace.

Ranji Bissessar
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Kai Brittain
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Ruth Greenleaf
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HikingSnow

Great trail, well marked, easy to follow while snowshoeing. Around 2 beautiful lakes and deeply wooded

Jess Reid
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Jessica Cahill
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HikingSnow

Snowshoed on New Year’s Day. Perfect conditions after a fresh dusting of snow, and great for beginners for the mostly flat trail. Excellent view of the frozen lake, picturesque even in the winter. Easy to access with vehicle.

Judes Thebackwoodswanderer
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Hiking

Pretty icy today. Make sure you have your grippers.

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Cameron Foster
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Great place to get the pup out for a walk in the woods. Very well maintained.

Taylor Evans
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HikingMuddy

Fantastic trail, walked on the recommendation of one of the property owners. Extremely well maintained and easy to follow, even under a blanket of snow.

Lisa Pace
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Hiking

beautiful! nice trail you can even mountain bike on.

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Judes Thebackwoodswanderer
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. My dog enjoyed getting into some of the mud, but the trail was in excellent condition for myself and 2 friends. Lovely day and the Fall colours are just starting.

Chad Gareau
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Hiking

The small loop around both lakes is about 4 km can do it in under a hour. Moderate trail

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唐 瀚森
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Hiking

There are some mistakes at the official tracking routes. However at present it is a free trial. So I rate it three stars.

Katherine Lord
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Running

Great well groomed trail - we ran this and hickory lake on a deserted rainy Monday in June. Literally no other cars in lot or people anywhere . Bugs insane brung lots of bug spray . Gorgeous though , I’ll be back For sure

Sandra Carson
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My husband and I had a great time here! The trails were well marked and the views were beautiful! Cant wait to come back and hike this trail in the fall.

Susanne Goodhand
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Hiking

Easy trail. All around the picturesque small lake. Children will be interested in the mosses growing along the trail. Beautiful vegetation. A little hillier than average but definitely not strenuous. Proper footwear is suggested. Great also for snow shoeing. Extension are also available through upper Turtle by a fabulous waterfall. Hickory lake extension is amazing in the winter time. Enjoy

Augusto Villanueva
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Walking

Did the trail with our 10 and 6 year olds, it is well marked and generally easy. Only watch out is the blue trail along Turtle Lake - one section at the far end, just before it merges with the red trail, went into the mud after an elevated boardwalk section collapsed. Stick to the red trail, and best to go around the lake in a clockwise direction as this allows you to see the collapsed section just before the trail divides, and go around it.

Daniel Hefford
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Hiking

Turtle Lake loop/Clear Lake loop: This trail is a 4.7 km loop around Clear Lake and Turtle Lake. There is a floating bridge between the two lakes, but the loop can be completed without crossing the bridge. The trail is very well maintained and relatively flat with a few rolling hills.

Paige Lacy
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First to Review

Great little trail to hike. Secluded and beautiful views of the lake. Our dog loves running through the trail and jumping in the water.

Kerry Grogan
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Ellie Berkel
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Ranji Bissessar
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Nick Shaw
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Janice Moses-Dunmore
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Terrence D’Souza
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Terrence D’Souza
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Griffin Helwig
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Lisa Pace
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Kerry Grogan
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Janet Jardine
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