2 miles
Distance
49 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
00:13:31
Avg time

Switchbacks Details

  • Riding area
    Carlsbad
    Carlsbad, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

nice little trail with lots of switchbacks, as the name implies. Lots of people ride up it, although it's a good ride down as well.

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More Stats for Switchbacks mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -537 ft
  • Altitude min
    455 ft
  • Altitude max
    992 ft
  • Altitude start
    992 ft
  • Altitude end
    455 ft
  • Grade
    -5.16%
  • Grade max
    -32.735%
  • Grade min
    7.544%
  • Distance climb
    1,777 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,168 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:01
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Status:
on Jul 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (4 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 trailhead (33.088720, -117.216620)
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Switchbacks Trail Reports

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Jan 24, 2018 @ 5:33pm
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Jan 17, 2018 @ 4:47pm
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag luvdabeach44 (May 6, 2016 at 19:24)
 It is a lot more fun to ride down than to ride up.
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  • + 1
flag dirtchurner (Sep 3, 2018 at 15:10)
 Tis is now mainly ridden down by most bikers, Although posted as the up line because back in the day when nascar had bigger features and wood feature was considered a good DH line, this wwas the push up line. Those days are gone.
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