4,789 ft
Distance
109 ft
Climb
-522 ft
Descent
00:08:14
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #16070 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking

This is the highest starting single track trail at Tokai and has great views from the trail head. A series of several tight switch backs take you down a steep loose mountain side. The trail is narrow and the sandy surface up top gives way to rocks and hard pack as you descend. A great place to practice switchback cornering skills, with care. There are a few short sections better graded black diamond but ridden with care the trail remains a blue grade affair. Beware trail side plant growth and the odd sudden section of gnar. Get that slow speed cornering tweaked

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More Stats for Switchbacks (Bridal Path) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -413 ft
  • Altitude min
    879 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,300 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,300 ft
  • Altitude end
    886 ft
  • Grade
    -8.628%
  • Grade max
    -35.96%
  • Grade min
    22.706%
  • Distance climb
    1,157 ft
  • Distance down
    3,480 ft
  • Distance flat
    151 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:14
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Status:
on Apr 6, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (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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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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      Directions to switchbacks-bridal-path trailhead (-34.033337, 18.397754)
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      Switchbacks... Trail Reports

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      Apr 6, 2019 @ 12:05am
      Apr 6, 2019
      Top section very sandy so be aware in dry times. Second half very overgrown. Otherwise a blast.
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 1:47am
      Sep 16, 2018
      Lot of loose stone - brick size rolled into the line and some ruts and erosion to the entry of some switchbacks. Top section sandy and deep narrow...
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 3:47am
      Sep 2, 2018
      Pretty technical, some sections a bit washed out, and rutted. Doesn't appear to be ridden that much, compared to other DH sections.
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:14am
      Jun 17, 2018
      A lot of work has gone into this trail recently - great improvement. Watch for some overhanging vegetation . Some corners are rutted but doable....
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 2:39am
      Apr 15, 2018
      One of my favourites but sadly deteriorating fast. Switchbacks have become rutted because of dry conditions and dragging the rear wheel into and...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 80 rides
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      Oct 5, 2017 @ 2:28am
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      Oct 1, 2017 @ 9:26am
      Oct 1, 2017

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      youtuber Mountain Biking Tokai Switchbacks Trail
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