6 miles
45 ft
-624 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Jim Thorpe
    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,000 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,282 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to switchback-railroad-trail trailhead (40.828460, -75.850760)
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