Old Cloudcroft Highway Trail (T5002)


Switchback Trail Guide Map

Trail guide for the Switchback Trail (T5004) and the Old Cloudcroft Highway Trail (T5002) on the Sacramento Ranger District.

Click on the map to the left for a clear, close-up view of the area.

Area Status: Open

Trail #5003: The Old Cloudcroft Hwy trail is 2.6 miles long. It begins at the junction of the Village Spur trail (T5001A) and the Cloud-Climbing Trestle trail (T5001) and ends at the cross-over bridge over US82. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Motorcycle Trail Riding, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Old Cloudcroft Highway Trail is currently not accessible from the Trestle Recreation Area. It is accessible from the pedestrian bridge or from T5004 Switchback Trail and is closed before reaching the junction with T5001A due to the Trestle Recreation Area being closed. 
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No OHV's > 50" in width allowed
Closest Towns: Cloudcroft
Operated By: Forest Service


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Part of the Mexican Canyon Trestle systems of trails.
Difficulty Level: Moderate


Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Sacramento Ranger district motorized trail. ATV's (<50" wide) and motorcycles allowed. Non-motorized use is also permitted.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.6 miles