4,343 ft
Distance
31 ft
Climb
-338 ft
Descent
00:04:42
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Switchback Alley Trail

Switchback Alley Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Echo Ridge
    Chelan, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #4832 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS Chelan Ranger District

Awesome little singletrack finish to the ski hill ... combine with Minor Threat and The Shoe or Divine Intervention from the Lower Echo Parking Lot lot for a flowy and fast 2 mile descent

More Stats for Switchback Alley bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -308 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,640 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,948 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,948 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,640 ft
  • Grade
    -7.082%
  • Grade max
    -24.04%
  • Grade min
    8.746%
  • Distance climb
    384 ft
  • Distance down
    3,576 ft
  • Distance flat
    383 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:17
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Status:
on Sep 9, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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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
  • less popular
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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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to switchback-alley-70744 trailhead (47.934150, -120.048562)
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      Switchback Alley Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Sep 9, 2019
      reporter Signing for parking to access this trail has been updated. Just park between the parking signs with red arrows at the bottom of Waterbar Heaven...
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 10:16am
      Sep 9, 2019
      reporter Trail was brushed out Sep 7. Recent rain has settled dust.
      May 2, 2019 @ 7:04pm
      May 2, 2019
      reporter You can now park at the bottom of Waterbar Heaven Trail between the no parking signs for easy acces to the bottom of Switchback Alley trail. Just...
      May 2, 2019 @ 6:56pm
      May 2, 2019
      reporter
      May 2, 2019 @ 6:56pm
      May 2, 2019
      reporter Good to go
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 56 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 74 rides
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      Photos

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      26 |
      Jun 25, 2018 @ 4:07pm
      Jun 25, 2018
      17 |
      Jun 25, 2018 @ 4:07pm
      Jun 25, 2018
      60 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:29am
      Oct 28, 2016
      58 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:29am
      Oct 28, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Divine Intervention to Echo Valley Descent
      3 miles
      Echo Super Loop
      17 miles
      Minor Threat to Echo Valley Descent
      2 miles
      Happy Hour Loop
      9 miles

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      Videos

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      Eli Willard on lower Switchback Alley
      412 | Oct 27, 2016 , Chelan
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