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Switchbacks

 6 votes

Length

2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

515' 157 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

986' 300 m

High

470' 143 m

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Switchback your way to the top of Rancho La Costa Preserve on this steep, steady-going, and picturesque singletrack.

Tom Robson

Overview

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Dogs: Leashed

Description

Starting from the on street parking area on Camino Junipero, Switchbacks winds its way on multiple switchbacks (duh...) to a connection with Denning Drive. This steep, technical, at times rocky trail winds through coastal sage and wildflowers, offering commanding views all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Several straightaways allow for fast and flowy sections. Watch for overgrowth and erosion; have fun!

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Aug 14, 2017
Adam Dm
Jun 14, 2017
Michael Bishop
Jan 14, 2017
Michael Bishop
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May 29, 2016
Michael Bishop
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  4.0 from 6 votes

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#354

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#5,434

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What makes this trail difficult is the switchbacks are rutted and you often have to navigate over or around outcroppings of rock or small drops. The key to getting through the switchbacks is to have some speed and try not to brake hard. The lower part of the trail doesn't seems more flowy than the upper part. Apr 8, 2018

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