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Turtle Head Mountain Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 734 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Over grown

Rocky

No shade

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Reviews (294)
Photos (260)
Recordings (231)
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Michael Hawn
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Mountain biking

A bit narrow

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Sam Campbell
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HikingOver grown
Brianna G
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grown

Great trail really pretty views but we had to turn back because we kept finding ticks on our clothes and on the ground when you brush past the overgrown bush! Be careful wear long sleeve everything and check yourselves, avoid brushing up against the foliage !

Mike Milliner
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BugsNo shadeOver grownRockyScramble

Wear long everything! Trail Up! Views are one hunndo!

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Aaron Thompson
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HikingBugsOver grownPrivate propertyRockyWashed out

Wear are long sleeves and pants

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Jeffrey Meyers
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

This was a hard trail. The footing is an angle and sometimes only 6 inches wide of trail to the sharp slope. Tons of spider webs. But the view and old faithful flapping in the wind are worth it.

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Janna Huizar
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Camie Lady
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HikingGreat!Over grownRocky

Very nice views, over grown but i like it that way! Only walked past 2 guys the whole time. It was more between moderate- Hard but I could just be weak! lol The smell of white sage is everywhere! And i think it might be more like 4.6 miles IN and another 4.6 OUT. Very rocky and narrow on some spots. Its kinda easy to get off the trail if youre not paying attention , due to the overgrowth. I loved it.

Eva-Lani High
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HikingScramble
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Taylor Walter
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Not the best trail I’ve been to. Has pretty views.. but the trail is very overgrown with a small path. We also saw a snake on the path! DEFINITELY NOT dog friendly.

Joseph Rewa
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HikingOver grownRockyWashed out

Great trail wear pants and long sleeves. The trail is really over grown. Thinking of going again and trimming it. This trail is really steep in places and very rocky. Beautiful views of the lake and Fletcher Point at the end is amazing. We passed a fair amount of people. Get there early for shade. Bring water. It says 4.6 miles round trip but I think that is not accurate. I think it may be longer.

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