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Witchback

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 4.1 (7)

The most challenging loop in Angler's Ridge.


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Map Key

5.5

Miles

8.8

KM

Singletrack

543' 165 m

High

413' 126 m

Low

564' 172 m

Up

563' 172 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

Witchback, as it's name implies, starts with a grunt of a climb through a couple of nasty switchbacks. Folks ride this both directions, but if you ride it counter-clockwise, you get to finish by riding down the 'spiral'.

Witchback is not consistently hard from a technical standpoint, but there are a couple of tough rock gardens and one really tough climb called Heartbreak Hill. Witchback has more sustained climbs and longer descents than other trails at Angler's. There is also plenty of wildlife and beautiful forest scenery along the ride, although once you come out of the back loop, you may get a nice whiff of the nearby water treatment facility as you enter the fun section called Cliffside.

Cliffside is a nice flowing benchcut ride along the 'cliff' that has several nice downhills and accompanying climbs. Toward the end, get ready for the 'Spiral' which you'll need to maintain some speed to make it through the high banked ravine ride.

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Shared By:

Logan Watts

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 7 votes

#2

in Anglers Park

#6910

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  4.1 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Anglers Park

#187

in Virginia

#6,910

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Almost to Heartbreak Hill.
Jun 30, 2013 near Danville, VA
Rock garden climb before Cliffside.
Jun 30, 2013 near Danville, VA

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Apr 29, 2020
Harper Mitchell
First time with clips
Aug 11, 2019
Abbi and Kurt Lawton
This wicked witch is one son of a b*tch. One moment you're screaming with glee, the next moment hooking up to an EKG. Witches be crazy.
Apr 24, 2019
Don Childrey
5.5mi
Aug 30, 2017
Toby Tuttle
Aug 1, 2017
Toby Tuttle
May 28, 2016
Colton Lock
May 22, 2016
Matt Jenkins
A bit overgrown, some erosion in the fall line trails, but fun and good for a quick anaerobic session.