Switchback Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Switchback Loop is a 13.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Summit Hill, Pennsylvania that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for trail running and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
13.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

mountain biking

trail running

lake

hiking
1 month ago

The shorter version of this is to climb Mount Pisgah (we did about 3.5 from downtown Jim Thorpe and back so total of about 6-7 miles). We started behind the Jim Thorpe old junior high school off center street, there's a path with a blue water tank set up on the beginning of the trail you can see from the road.. we took that up to the Coal mining incline landmark, where there was a great vista for a lunch spot.. then took the rest of the path toward the lake but instead of going all the way to the lake we stopped at the Indian Springs (the path has a path that goes off and uphill to the right about 1 mile past the coal landmark). Overall a great half day hike!

trail running
4 months ago

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016