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Swayback Bridge Trail

Intermediate

Trail

10.1 mile 16.3 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 765' 233 m
Descent: -765' -233 m
High: 360' 110 m
Low: 254' 77 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Keith Bland

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A nice intermediate trail with roots/rocks and some short, steep climbs.

Keith Bland

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Description

Maps are available at the parking area, and five well-marked loops are available, ranging from a one-mile family ride to a 10.5-11.2 mile (my GPS measures this shorter than the trail map does) intermediate/moderately technical ride. There are several short, steep climbs, including one that I've never seen cleared. There are also a couple of ramps built as options for more advanced riders.

The trail offers beautiful views of Lake Jordan and the Swayback Bridge from the Black and Red Trails.

It's rarely busy, and trail runners/hikers are generally very aware/polite to bikers. Has a water hose and enclosed changing area for post ride clean-up.

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Check-Ins

Jun 2, 2019
James Lowery
7mi
Aug 11, 2018
Judson Meherg
Wiped out, bent wheel and twisted headset. Cut ride short. 9mi
Mar 27, 2018
Brian Prowell
Trail conditions were good. A couple narrow spots. Zippa is fun! 11mi
Mar 4, 2018
Andrew Bowen
lots of roots, with fun downhill sections. 9.5mi
Feb 3, 2018
Mike Bailey
Dry trails good conditions, not much in the way of scenery 7.5mi
Nov 11, 2017
J. Perez
Trails were all in great condition. Watch out for wasps, I was stung on the lip. 7.5mi
Aug 27, 2017
Anthony Rendon
Ran out of daylight! 5mi
Jul 7, 2017
Pito Llovera

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 16 votes

#1794

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  4.3 from 16 votes
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Trail Rankings

#26

in Alabama

#1,794

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Photos

First berm of four
Feb 20, 2018 near Holtville, AL
Trailhead
Sep 17, 2013 near Holtville, AL
Swayback berm section
Feb 20, 2018 near Holtville, AL
Welcome to the jungle...
Feb 27, 2018 near Holtville, AL
The Bridge.
Feb 27, 2018 near Holtville, AL

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