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Switchbacks Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 5' 2 m
Descent: -239' -73 m
High: 423' 129 m
Low: 184' 56 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by James Camy

This trail features singletrack switchbacks along a north-facing slope.

James Camy

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This switchback trail begins where three trails come together. The three trails being Eucalyptus Ridge Trail, Bowtie Rim Trail, and Switchback Trail.

The trailhead is atop the Del Mar Mesa Preserve and begins with a short distance of flat singletrack. The first turn takes you west on a downward, north-facing slope.

The entire trail is narrow, except for the switchbacks. This trail meanders from east to west through tall brush and scrub finishing at the bottom of Santa Monica Ridge. Some of the switchback turns can be very tricky to navigate as they are off camber and/or rutted due to individuals skidding into the turns and down the slope.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Jan 4, 2020
Andrej Zgora
Jul 9, 2017
Chris Sarot
Some ruts still - dry & dusty

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#5215

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#304

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#5,215

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Small bridge crossing.
Sep 30, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
Switchback Trail.
Oct 12, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
Off camber and rutted switchback.
Oct 12, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
Steep descent, cobbles, and ruts.
Oct 26, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
Shaded singletrack section.
Sep 30, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
Singletrack heading through the hills.
Sep 30, 2016 near Fairban…, CA

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