3,482 ft
Distance
249 ft
Climb
-231 ft
Descent
00:07:39
Avg time

Braking Bad Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Swan Creek Park
    Tacoma, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Log Ride, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34435 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Currently the most technical trail at Swan Creek. It loops back on itself and is fairly tight in places. Line choice and momentum are important. Braking is bad on this trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Braking Bad mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    18 ft
  • Altitude min
    371 ft
  • Altitude max
    495 ft
  • Altitude start
    371 ft
  • Altitude end
    389 ft
  • Grade
    0.509%
  • Grade max
    -28.603%
  • Grade min
    34.825%
  • Distance climb
    1,498 ft
  • Distance down
    1,595 ft
  • Distance flat
    388 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:00
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.65 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Braking Bad Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 8:39am
      Sep 20, 2020
      Trail is great after recent rainfall!
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 11:29am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Downgrading from significant issue to minor issue - the downed tree is only a few inches wide. It's easy to see and ride over.
      Jun 18, 2020 @ 2:16pm
      Jun 18, 2020
      Tree down
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 6:39am
      Jun 11, 2020
      May 7, 2020 @ 11:26am
      May 7, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 379 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,371 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      32 |
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Jun 6, 2020
      66 |
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 3:42pm
      Jul 7, 2019
      46 |
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 3:49pm
      Mar 10, 2019
      923 |
      Apr 17, 2016 @ 5:45pm
      Apr 17, 2016

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Budu Swan Creek Race Trail
      3 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Mjdtyler88 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 28, 2018 at 13:04)
       Few branches in trail
      [Reply]

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