1,434 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-125 ft
Descent
00:03:28
Avg time

Switchbacks Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Blackhawk Ski Club
    Middleton, Wisconsin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #59336 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking

With the help of professional trail builder Jeremy Witek and his crew, the Switchbacks have been transformed from a grueling, near impossible, zig-zag up one of the steepest inclines at Blackhawk, into a fast, fun, and flowy ride Currently there are no signs specifying a required direction so this trail can be ridden down or uphill.

Access Info

Splits off near the start of Howling Wolf and connects to the Creek Trail at the bottom of Hill 6

More Stats for Switchbacks mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -123 ft
  • Altitude min
    934 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,061 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,061 ft
  • Altitude end
    938 ft
  • Grade
    -8.6%
  • Grade max
    -25.1%
  • Grade min
    2.9%
  • Distance climb
    85 ft
  • Distance down
    1,125 ft
  • Distance flat
    220 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:35
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Status:
on Apr 25, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Switchbacks Trail Reports

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      Apr 25, 2022 @ 9:52am
      Apr 25, 2022
      Apr 20, 2022 @ 6:14am
      Apr 20, 2022
      Can't get any better
      Apr 12, 2022 @ 7:06am
      Apr 12, 2022
      Aug 19, 2021 @ 4:23pm
      Aug 19, 2021
      Alot of loose large stones, still very ridable
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 9:49am
      Jul 17, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 44 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 723 rides
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      Photos

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      May 1, 2020 @ 8:43pm
      May 1, 2020
      115 |
      May 1, 2020 @ 8:43pm
      May 1, 2020
      127 |
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 1:08pm
      Apr 22, 2020
      92 |
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 7:59pm
      Oct 7, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      makers1963 (Apr 22, 2020 at 13:06)
       Love the challenge, even going down !
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