“A collection of closely-packed switchbacks from the summit.
— Eric Ashley
The tightly packed turns and mild tech on Sidewinder are great if you're looking for an easy grade to to and from the summit.
At the top, Sidewinder begins off of the North Viewpoint Trail
and follows a series of tightly packed switchbacks that mosey their way down to the unmarked intersection with Bonnie and Clyde's
. From there, the trail wraps around the mountain to fade into the Service Road
at the intersection with Drop Down
The many switchbacks on Sidewinder make for easy going in either direction, but at times it can make progress feel slow. This has led to widespread "corner cutting" and resulting damage and erosion.
Don't cut corners! If you're anxious to get somewhere more quickly, check out the nearby Ginny's Trail
or Drop Down
for more direct options.