Shares Turnbuckle origin at the lower end. Follows ravines adjacent-east of Turnbuckle then ends back at upper-east Turnbuckle. Emergency trail post markers are a simple MW.
From the main parking lot, crossing the bridge puts you on MW mid-trail.
Left/West is 0.2 mi to the origin. Two core trails with an origin off-kilter from parking is the only oddity in this nearly perfectly planned park.
Right/East skirts 0.2 mi before curving northwest up a large... mountain wash! The most intriguing portion works up a tributary. Lost Creek Trail splits off to the east. MW ends hooking back south to meet the upper Turnbuckle Trail.
Options with various park trails are plentiful. This trail does escape between wedged ridges quickly. The eastern ridge notably draws attention and intrigue. Lucky you, Skyline Crest Trail dances that beat via Lost Creek Trail.
A functional link, a gateway to options. Far from blah, just not topping any favorite lists.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.