4.3 miles
Distance
3,158 ft
Climb
-360 ft
Descent
1.6 miles
High Point

Middle Cottonwood Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-October
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Another technical challenge on the west side of the Bridgers, Middle Cottonwood is generally ridden as an out an back but can also be linked up with the Bridger Foothills trail for a longer adventure. The bottom half of the trail is of moderate grade with occasional steep, technical sections which become more sustained the higher you go. Some rerouting of the trail has been done recently about half way up which gives you a chance to catch your breath and take in the surroundings. FYI- This trail is subject to the Trail Time Share which prohibits mountain biking on Sundays from June 16 to September 5.

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More Stats for Middle Cottonwood mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,800 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.6 miles
  • Grade
    12.427%
  • Grade max
    -63.426%
  • Grade min
    69.748%
  • Distance climb
    3.5 miles
  • Distance down
    3,385 ft
  • Distance flat
    874 ft
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Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:07am
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