Switchback Trail For Mountain Biking

The 65th most popular mountain bike trail in Pennsylvania.

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West of Jim Thorpe, the Switchback Trail is an 18 mile mountain bike route on an old railroad near Mauch Chunk Lake. The old railway climbs from Lehigh Canal to Summit Hill (1000 feet). For a nice, technical descent, try the washed out Wagon Road.

Overall, Switchback Trail is the 65th most popular mountain bike trail of all 75 mountain biking rides in Pennsylvania. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Switchback Trail including Twin Peaks Loop, Broad Mountain Loop, Glen Onoco / Broad Mountain Loop, Mauch Chunk Ridge Loop, Psycho Bettys Revenge and Buzzards Point TrailGlen Onoko Loop.

Switchback Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Carbon County Tourism (717) 325-3673; PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA; Blue Mountain Sports (570) 325-4421; Adventure Central (trailhead shuttles) (800) GRAB-FUN.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania" from Rob Ginieczki

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mauch Chunk Lake Park Campground (570) 325-3669

Luxury Loding:  Inn At Jim Thorpe (800) 329-2599; Victoriann B&B (570) 325-8107

Breakfast Restaurant:  Black Bread Cafe; Sunrise Diner

Reference Source:  click here http://www.bikejimthorpe.com/

GPS:  40.8681, -75.7393

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  15832

Switchback Trail Mountain Biking Map


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