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Swayback Bridge Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

10.1 mile 16.3 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 765' 233 m
Descent: -765' -233 m
High: 360' 110 m
Low: 254' 77 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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

Keith Bland

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.

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Feb 9, 2019
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Nov 3, 2018
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#10279

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#81

in Alabama

#10,279

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Hiking
Dec 2, 2017 near Holtville, AL
The start of the trail.
May 16, 2019 near Holtville, AL
The Elevator
May 16, 2019 near Holtville, AL

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