4,789 ft
109 ft
-522 ft
Avg time


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  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Global Ranking

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) mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,157 ft
  • Distance down
    3,480 ft
  • Distance flat
    151 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 17, 2018
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to switchbacks-bridal-path trailhead (-34.033337, 18.397754)
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Switchbacks... Trail Reports

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...
Mar 17, 2018 @ 2:08am
Mar 17, 2018
As in January but with a lot of stone that has rolled onto the trail - needs to be cleared.
Jan 6, 2018 @ 2:31am
Jan 6, 2018
Trail is very dry and about a third of the trail is very sandy causing front wheel to give way easily. Trail needs some good rain.
Jan 1, 2018 @ 2:48am
Jan 1, 2018
Some soft sandy patches - watch the front wheel. Lower corners becoming rutted due to poor braking. Otherwise nice and smooth almost too easy now.
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Oct 1, 2017
Switchbacks (Bridal Path)

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Tokai Forest - to the Mast!
40 miles

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