Switchback Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
#1 of 1 trails in

Switchback Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lehighton, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

26 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Flat easy trail. Nice scenery with a creek running along side until you hit the lake. Very nice views.

8 months ago

8 months ago

The first time we hiked it we saw a bear so we turned back. Today we went again and it was an awesome hike. We only did it descending though. Probably much more of a workout ascending. Really pretty though. Not very well marked but the trail is fairly obvious.

9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

So peaceful and perfect for everyone another go to trail and so many access points

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

Easy! Great trail walk!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

mountain biking
Monday, September 21, 2015

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Beautiful hike. I started at W. Broadway & Flagstaff Road. Hiked up to the lake then thru the park, picnic area, campground and (with great difficulty) found the Shoreline Trail. On the latter trail there are no blazes and it is so untraveled that the path is totally overgrown in many places. I got "lost" over and over again but the lake is always nearby so it's not hard to get one's bearings. I made it to the Environmental Center and continued beyond on trails named "Eagle" and "Wolf" but these, tho' better marked than Shoreline ultimately led nowhere. I was determined to circle the end of the lake and return via the east side but there is vast swampland that is impassable. So, I returned the way I came in. Scenery is gorgeous. Forests are lush. And I had the entire Shoreline Trail and beyond all to myself! Even took a delicious dip in the lake.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

It was a moderate level trail but nice feel walking next to the running stream.

Friday, May 29, 2015

i rode mt.pischa yesterday...great ride down and back...had to dismount around 4 times because of trees over the trail..other than that was very fun...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Great trip