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Witchback

 4.2 (6)

5.5 Miles 8.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

564' 172 m

Ascent

-563' -172 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

543' 165 m

High

413' 126 m

Low

Shared By Logan Watts

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The most challenging loop in Angler's Ridge.

Logan Watts

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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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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.

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  4.2 from 6 votes

#5

in Anglers Park

#5861

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  4.2 from 6 votes
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in Anglers Park

#178

in Virginia

#5,861

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Agreed! Oct 11, 2013

 
Love this trail Sep 1, 2016
Gordon Wong
Gibsonville, NC
Gordon Wong   Gibsonville, NC
Don't ride this after a storm, with no traction this should be labeled as a double black diamond route. The mud was horrible. If you're curious about your climbing and endurance this will humble you fast. Fun route, but made me cry for a bit, after a rain and riding in 92 degree heat, the 'witch' really put a hex on me. My wife and decided once is enough! :) Jul 10, 2017

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