1,409 ft
Distance
57 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:01:33
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
  • 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
    00:01:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:03
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Status:
on Dec 5, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (4 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 switchbacks-45849 trailhead (-37.766972, 176.131454)
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Switchbacks Trail Reports

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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
Aug 22, 2017 @ 6:39pm
Aug 22, 2017
Can be slippery if recent rain
Nov 19, 2016 @ 9:42am
Nov 19, 2016
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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 | 141 | Dec 26, 2015 , Tauranga
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