Turtle Rock and Bedrock Ridge Loop

MODERATE 20 reviews

Turtle Rock and Bedrock Ridge Loop is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newman Lake, Washington that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Mckenzie Conservation Area has 462 acres of evergreen forests along Newman Lake shoreline. The property protects the habitat of bald eagles, as some nests have been found both in and around the area. Wildlife, such as moose, elk, White-tailed deer, coyote and black bear have been spotted here.

8 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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

hiking
27 days ago

Easy and beautiful trail.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

3 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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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