Bander switchback

Bandersnatch – Red Queen – Gryphon – Bandersnatch East – Lower Red Queen

  – Distance: 2.8 miles
  – Min/max elev.: 2217’/2971′
  – Elev. gain/loss: 810’/-810′

Starting at Witzend parking, head south on Waterline and turn left up Bandernatch. Follow Bandersnatch about .9 miles and turn right on Red Queen. Follow Red Queen for about 1/3 of a mile and turn left up Gryphon. Climb a series of steep switchback turns, followed by a level section that leads back to Bandersnatch. Turn right to crest across Alice in Wonderland and turn down Bandersnatch East (labeled Bandersnatch on signs). Turn left at the Jub Jub sign for a short spell until reaching Lower Red Queen. Descend to reach the Ashland Loop Rd. Turn left and walk on the road, which turns to dirt, until reaching Witzend trail. Turn down Witzend to  return to the Witzend trailhead.

Created by Torsten Heycke. Updated May 30, 2020.

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