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Switchbacks

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (15)

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


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Singletrack

986' 300 m

High

470' 143 m

Low

515' 157 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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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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Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 15 votes

#5579

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  4.0 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#333

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#5,579

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By far the most technical section that I encountered.
Feb 23, 2019 near Lake Sa…, CA
Sitting at the top of Nascar
Jan 11, 2015 near Lake Sa…, CA
Switchback descent
Nov 12, 2018 near Lake Sa…, CA
Switchbacks Straightaway
Sep 8, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad Stacks and Pacific Ocean View
Sep 8, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
Photo credit:  Mountain Bike Bill
Jul 25, 2014 near Lake Sa…, CA

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Michael Bishop
Feb 23, 2019
Mike Weber
Sep 29, 2018
Anthony Atkinson
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Aug 14, 2017
Adam Dm
Jun 14, 2017
Michael Bishop
Jan 14, 2017
Michael Bishop
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