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Swayback Bridge Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (9)

A nice singletrack trail with varied terrain and some short, steep climbs.


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Map Key

10.1

Miles

16.3

KM

Loop

360' 110 m

High

254' 77 m

Low

765' 233 m

Up

765' 233 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Lake · Views

Description

Maps are available at the parking area, and five well-marked loops are available, ranging from a one-mile family hike to a 10.5-11.2 mile (my GPS measures this shorter than the trail map does) more rugged hike. There are several short, steep climbs.

The trail offers beautiful views of Lake Jordan and the Swayback Bridge from the Black and Red Trails.

It's rarely busy, which is a plus. However, be aware that the trail is frequented by mountain bikers. Please stay alert while on the trail to ensure your safety and the safety of others.

Flora & Fauna

Snakes are common - black racers (non-poisonous), water moccasins, and rattlesnakes. Fire ants abound.

Shared By:

Keith Bland with improvements by Jeanne Andrus

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 9 votes

#9130

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  4.0 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#61

in Alabama

#9,130

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Photos

The trails are filled with geocaches.
Feb 6, 2021 near Holtville, AL
The Elevator
May 16, 2019 near Holtville, AL
Hiking
Dec 2, 2017 near Holtville, AL
The start of the trail.
May 16, 2019 near Holtville, AL

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