1,409 ft
Distance
57 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:01:34
Avg time

Switchbacks Details

  • Riding Area
    Oropi Grove
    Tauranga
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer, autumn, spring
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #19622 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    www.mtbtauranga.co.nz

Starts with a flowy uphill with some shorter downhill options. At the entrance to Joyce road, trail weaves along the ridge and back into the forest. Next to a bench, trail starts to descend again into a series of dips, jumps and banked corners. very flow, fast, DH track. Ends at a junction just above the valley with Tomas Loop, Ridge Track, Fenceline and River track

Access Info

from the end of Tomas Loop Track or the descent can be done from Joyce road entry

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Switchbacks bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -158 ft
  • Altitude min
    40 ft
  • Altitude max
    199 ft
  • Altitude start
    199 ft
  • Altitude end
    40 ft
  • Grade
    -11.249%
  • Grade max
    -54.47%
  • Grade min
    29.739%
  • Distance climb
    239 ft
  • Distance down
    1,149 ft
  • Distance flat
    21 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:03
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Status:
on Feb 13, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (4 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%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • White
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to switchbacks-45849 trailhead (-37.766972, 176.131454)
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      Switchbacks Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 10:24pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      Perfect
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 10:00pm
      Dec 26, 2018
      Good condition.
      Dec 5, 2018 @ 10:49pm
      Dec 5, 2018
      Large slip that has eroded 2-3m of the trail. Approx 3/4 of the way down. Not able to ride through/over
      Dec 4, 2018 @ 8:59pm
      Dec 4, 2018
      big slip halfway down trail due to recent rain
      Sep 11, 2017 @ 10:30pm
      Sep 11, 2017
      Some rutted parts on entry to berms
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 157 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 580 rides
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      Dec 5, 2018 @ 10:49pm
      Dec 5, 2018
      Switchbacks, My City

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag JCh4pels (Jul 27, 2018 at 18:48)
       Rode this trail around 10.30am-28th July and it was great! It had been raining the day before so trails were wet and slippery but Switchbacks was still great fun!
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      Switchbacks Trail - Oropi Grove
      2:23 | 154 | Dec 26, 2015 , Tauranga
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