6.2 miles
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-624 ft
Descent
00:33:22
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    White
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking

The Switchback Trail is the most historic among the trails in Pennsylvania's Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. It traces the route of the historic Switchback Gravity Railroad Trail, an 18-mile round-trip through countryside once called "The Switzerland of America." It offers enjoyable outings for walkers, hikers, and mountain bikers.

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More Stats for Switchback Railroad Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -580 ft
  • Altitude min
    766 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,346 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,346 ft
  • Altitude end
    766 ft
  • Grade max
    -11.277%
  • Grade min
    8.296%
  • Distance climb
    1,000 ft
  • Distance down
    5.7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,282 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:22
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