Tag: trail design

  • Trail Turn and Switchback Design

    I’ll be adding new pages that will have some trail design info. The second installment is a page that comes complete with its own calculator for turns. The first installment was on jumps.

  • Advanced Trail Building: ‘Switchberm’

    “What makes switchberms different than rolling crown switchbacks [depicted above]?   -the leg just above the turn is a gentle grade, keeping speeds in check for descending riders (5%-8%). -the turn is on a nearly level platform and slightly bermed (insloped 6%-9%). -the climbing leg below the turn is brief but quite steep (15%-20%, or […]