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      A few ways up the mountain, don't use the hiking trail, use the back trails which are more bike orientated.
      Enjoy the Harsh climb. Love the hard descent. Good place to get your technical riding skills down. Fire road/Access road is very steep, not necessary. Beyond the fire road is a trail to Pike's Peak. Very steep as well, but fun.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
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      Trails
      8
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      2,487 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,579 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,413 ft
      Reports
      7
      Photos
      53
      Ridden Counter
      111

      Photos of Cowles Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Mesa Trail
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      Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:04am
      Oct 22, 2017
      Mesa Trail, San Diego
      trail: Mesa Trail
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      Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:00am
      Oct 22, 2017
      Mesa Trail, San Diego
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      Jan 20, 2015 @ 3:22pm
      Jan 20, 2015
      Cowles Mountain Backside (Big...
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      Jan 20, 2015 @ 3:22pm
      Jan 20, 2015
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      Videos of Cowles Mountain Mountain Bike

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      trail: Shortcut
      5:35 | 132 | May 27, 2011
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