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Swayback Bridge Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (18)

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


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Map Key

10.1

Miles

16.3

KM

Singletrack

360' 110 m

High

254' 77 m

Low

765' 233 m

Up

765' 233 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Keith Bland with improvements by Robbie B

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 18 votes

#1151

Overall
  4.3 from 18 votes
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Trail Rankings

#17

in Alabama

#1,151

Overall
66 Views Last Month
2,683 Since Sep 17, 2013
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Photos

First berm of four
Feb 20, 2018 near Holtville, AL
Lakeview on Backside Loop
Oct 23, 2020 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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Check-Ins

Oct 29, 2020
Jonathan Kull
7mi — 1h 42m
Jun 16, 2020
James Lowery
7mi
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