Switchback Trail


Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow
Trail Tread Types: maintained
General Elevation Trend: steep
Unique Features:

Trail Information

Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 2.6 miles
Elevation Change: 4400 ft. to 5900 ft.
Best Season: Mid-June through October
Connecting Trails: Hurricane/Klahhane Ridge Trail, Lake Angeles Trail, Heather Park Trail
Stock: Closed to stock

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further damage.
Camping Regulations: Camp on bare ground only

Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.

Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please learn how to properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Bear Resistant Food Containers are recommended in this area. Do not feed any wild animals!

Safety: If you plan on climbing Mount Angeles, learn mountaineering skills. When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.

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