ElevationAscent: 8' 2 m
Descent: -95' -29 m
High: 858' 261 m
Low: 763' 233 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“A collection of closely-packed switchbacks from the summit.”— Eric Ashley
Family Friendly The easiest option to and from the summit is a good option for younger kids compared to nearby steeper options. Kids will also enjoying checking out the log ride for mountain bikers.
The many switchbacks on Sidewinder make for easy going in either direction, but at times it can make progress feel slow. This has led to widespread "corner cutting" and resulting damage and erosion.
Don't cut corners! If you're anxious to get somewhere more quickly, check out the nearby Ginny's Trail or Drop Down for more direct options.
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