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Switchback

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Length

1.1 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

88' 27 m

Ascent

-99' -30 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

1,303' 397 m

High

1,211' 369 m

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A remote-feeling route connecting the Mahnomen and Portsmouth Units

Katie and Rori Stumpy

Overview

Closed mid November for rifle deer hunting.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Switchback is a remote feeling route that connects the Mahnomen and Portsmouth trail units.

It can be ridden in either direction with a steeper climb on the west end and a more gradual one on the east.

The western side starts just north of the Pennington Mine Lake parking area and climbs through a couple of switchbacks to get up along a small ridge. The vegetation is fairly dense and you're likely to see some sort of wildlife, maybe a grouse or deer.

About half-way through the route, you'll descend a few switchbacks to get to lake level. From here you'll cruise for a bit in the trees and then break out to nice views as you cross a bridge connection Pennington Mine Lake and Mahnomen Mine Lake 1.

The eastern side of the trail ends at County Rd 30, across from Portsmouth Lake.

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Aug 31, 2017
Jill Grunenwald
Jun 3, 2017
Chris Klein
Jun 7, 2016
Michael McKenzie
Oct 11, 2015
Brad Mackinaw
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  3.8 from 4 votes

#11192

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#143

in Minnesota

#11,192

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