3,142 ft
Distance
233 ft
Climb
-26 ft
Descent
00:07:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Suffer'n Switchbacks Trail
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Campbell Mountain
    Penticton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    After frost dries up
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30966 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

I am unsure of the original name, this is just what I have been told. It does make sense because the initial climb from the DQ table (Classic to DQ) is punishing to the uninitiated.
However, it is an excellent singletrack climb to get to the summit.

Access Info

From the DQ table (Classic to DQ), proceed straight (or left depending on perspective) down the gully and up the other side. Follow trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Suffer'n Switchbacks mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    207 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,324 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,534 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,324 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,531 ft
  • Grade
    6.583%
  • Grade max
    -12.893%
  • Grade min
    33.382%
  • Distance climb
    2,181 ft
  • Distance down
    961 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:28
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Status:
on Apr 15, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.5 (2 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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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Suffer'n Switchbacks Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 15, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Apr 15, 2020
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 5:11am
      Mar 19, 2020
      reporter Significant freeze/thaw cycle. Please avoid as the ice/mud combo will damage the trail tread
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 11:19am
      Oct 14, 2019
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 11:29am
      Sep 28, 2019
      Good traction!
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 3:38pm
      Sep 16, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 353 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 837 rides
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      Apr 24, 2018 @ 11:07am
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      Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:54am
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag topsog (Oct 20, 2014 at 12:23)
       This trail starts at the top of Puke Hill. Head south off the road, crosses the DH course and winds it's way along the ledge until it crosses the power line. It then makes it's way up to the DQ table then up to the top of the DH course. Built in 1998\99 by TOPSOG.
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