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Switchback

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (6)

A remote-feeling route connecting the Mahnomen and Portsmouth Units


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Singletrack

1,303' 397 m

High

1,211' 369 m

Low

88' 27 m

Up

99' 30 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Closed mid November for rifle deer hunting.

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Katie and Rori Stumpy

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  3.5 from 6 votes

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Photos

Austin ripin' the berms.
Jun 30, 2016 near Crosby, MN
Rori on the Switchback bridge to Yawkey. Photo Credit to Aaron W. Hautala
Oct 14, 2013 near Crosby, MN

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