Swayback Bridge Trail

3.73 out of 5
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↑ 900 ft
↓ 900 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This trail by Lake Jordan in Wetumpka is a new addition to mountain biking in ALabama. The trail is almost completely singletrack with some tight technical sections along with some steep climbs and decents. It is especially beautiful in the spring when the wild azaleas are blooming along the lake. Mile markers and direction arrows are present on the trail. Maps of trail are available at trailhead.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Not that I have ever seen -Jeff Barber

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Q: Are there bike rentals at this trail? -Guest

A: no no

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Reviews (44)

Granny Gear

June 13, 2019
Bear48 Granny Gear  
Review: Over 11 miles of trails that consist of fast flowing single tracks, good climbs and great scenery on Lake Jordan. Like most places in the Southeast it does have roots throughout but that adds to your opportunity to Bump them to get some sweet air. The trail system provides a bit of everything for the beginner to the more advanced. The signage is good/decent with several options to choose from and a great map at the entrance to help guide you(take a pic of it with your phone before you hit the trail). For the technical rider be sure to hit "Big Zipper and Lil Zipper and The Devils Driveway. For the workout enthusiast hit the Power Lines and 2 mile hill and the Elevator. It this is not a fast and thrilling day of riding with total exhaustion at the end then you do not ride hard enough. Be sure to ride the paved road to Swayback Bridge for a beautiful sunset in the evening.

Bunny Hop

November 12, 2017
Bikermike Bunny Hop  
Review: In July 2017 my friend and I road Swayback and found the trails to be poorly maintained and were constantly fighting the roots crossing the trail. In its present condition this is a black/blue trail in my opinion and needs a lot of work to bring it back to blue. I will not be making a trip back to Swayback again until this is done. Its just not a fun trail.

Granny Gear

July 29, 2017
Jerry Odom Granny Gear  
Review: My name is Jerry Odom. I ride this trail a lot. Yesterday Friday July 29 2017. I was at the trail and was gone cut the grass around wash point and parking area. As soon I I started cutting by the logs to stop the vehicles I hit a hornets nest. I was bitten over 20 times. I'm highly allergic to them. I took my epi pin shot and had to be taken to hospital where I stayed for over 6 hours. Do I just want to warn everyone. You can look and see where I was cutting and bee careful around the rotten stumps. Thanks.


Granny Gear

November 11, 2018
Review: Why does the trail deserve a 1 star review for nature existing at it?


Granny Gear

November 12, 2017
Bikermike Granny Gear  
Review: Always proof read your post.

Granny Gear

May 15, 2017
joydo Granny Gear  
Review: On our way from Nashville to the beach and thought we would drive partway in one day to make the drive shorter. Originially planned to ride Oak Mt in B'Ham but decided to drive a bit further to Prattville. Found Swayback on Singletracks so drove over from Prattville. Trails were fun and fairly easy - just a few hills and roots made for a bit of a challenge. Loved 2-Mile hill trail best . Y'all can keep "elevator ". I know- there are some nuts out there that love to climb. No thanks. You do have to share the trails with walkers but overall very low volume and every person we encountered was more than courteous. Probably would not make a special trip to ride here but if you happen to be in Wetumpa ( but why would you ) definitely worth it.

Granny Gear

March 28, 2017
etwert75 Granny Gear  
Review: Nice remote location on Lake Jordan (locally pronounced 'Jerdan' if you're looking to gel with the locals). Not very well marked, with various different loops. Nice elevated views, some good hills, a good bit of roots and rocks, but nothing too difficult to traverse.


December 28, 2016
Caspr Gramcounter  
Review: Good trails if your in the area. The trails flow pretty well and you can get a workout if you ride them all. The elevator is fun and the most exciting part of the network. A great place for the beginner/intermediate but if you want more excitement I would go to up the road to Auburn and ride Chewacla state park.

June 20, 2016
Review: I just road the 11.2 mile route and found it to be more difficult than I was expecting. I haven't ridden any trails in probably 15 years so I'm rusty. I'm already planning to go back, and back again! I could feel myself getting better as I rode. I don't personally see how anyone can go up "The Elevator" I just had to push my bike up. In fact, there were a few spots I had to walk. And I did hit the deck once around mile 4 when the trail got very narrow between two trees & one of them grabbed my handle bars (my fault for having extensions that I will remove prior to my next ride). If you don't think you're an expert already, this should be a wonderful trail to have fun on and improve your ability!


March 17, 2016
Maldo02 Gnarly  
Review: Fun and challenging trail. It has everything. Multi directional bridge is broken. It could be marked better in a couple of places. I will be back for payback on the elevator.


October 23, 2015
Autocrat9 Gnarly  
Review: Great intermediate trail.....hilly.....rooty....flowy.....this trail system is great.....couldn't really follow the trail markers, but who cares just keep riding and you'll eventually end up back where you came from.....I liked it a lot....will be back

Granny Gear

September 19, 2015
rix6six Granny Gear  
Review: A fun challenging ride. Lots of hills, roots, rocks. Trail is narrow in areas. Very fast in other areas. Hills can be long up and bumpy and fast down. Loved the challenge

Swayback Bridge Trail MTB Trail 3.73 out of 5 based on 44 ratings. 44 user reviews.
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