9 Hiking Switchback Trails That You Must See

A switchback is a trail that follows a zig zag pattern so you do not have to go straight up. It is used on sections hiking trails that are steep.

Here are some examples with pictures:



Angels Landing hike at Zion National Park




Kaibab Trail in March at Grand Canyon South Rim


Steep switchbacks called Walters Wiggles ascend the Angels Landing Trail of Zion National Park in Utah



Beacon Rock Trail, Columbia River Gorge, Washington



switchback footpath on the Capri Island in Italy



Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah Queens Garden Navajo Loop steep hike



Switchback Trail Leading Into Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park

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