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      Sweetwater Preserve is a scenic area with a split personality. The terrain varies from smooth hiking paths along the Sweetwater River to steep singletrack on Mother Miguel Mountain. Whatever your preference for trails, you'll likely find it here.

      If you're coming from out of town, there is centralized camping with trails leaving right from the campground.

      There is also a thoroughly enjoyable bike park that shouldn't be missed.

      Much of the area is part of the San Diego National Wildlife Reserve so please tread lightly and respectfully.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Land Manager: various
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      Region Details
      • 6
      • 3
      • 21
      • 19
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 10, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      50
      Trails Mountain Bike
      50
      Trails E-Bike
      11
      Trails Horse
      12
      Trails Hike
      47
      Trails Trail Running
      46
      Total Distance
      56 miles
      Total Descent
      6,783 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,509 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,522 ft
      Reports
      324
      Photos
      197
      Ridden Counter
      4,710

      Photos of Sweetwater Reservoir Mountain Bike

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      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:07pm
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      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:06pm
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      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:04pm
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      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:03pm
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      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:02pm
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      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:02pm
      Nov 11, 2023
      trail: Dawg Leash
      94 |
      Feb 1, 2017 @ 11:50pm
      Feb 1, 2017

      Videos of Sweetwater Reservoir Mountain Bike

      What a view
      0:09 | 100 | Aug 8, 2020
      Rock house dh clip
      1:21 | 410 | May 18, 2019
      Crashed
      0:06 | 655 | May 18, 2019
      fun run in sd
      3:57 | 551 | Oct 18, 2014
      youtuber Chasing the sunset on this ride! || Sweetwater...

      10:40 | 21 | May 7, 2024
      Sweetwater Bike Park Flow Trail | San Diego...

      0:52 | 230 | Jan 25, 2022
      Chula Vista Trails w/Mountain Bike Monk |...
      12:00 | 420 | Dec 18, 2021 , Chula Vista
      Chula Vista Trails w/Mountain Bike Monk |...
      12:00 | 200 | Dec 18, 2021 , Chula Vista

      Recent Trail Reports

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      LoganzEpXpDriddentrailactivity #55853870
      Jul 18, 2024 @ 7:48pm
      9 hours
      Chollamagnetwishlistrouteactivity #55579523 and 1 more
      Jul 13, 2024 @ 12:49pm
      Jul 13, 2024
      tomcattmattwishlistrouteactivity #55179867 and 1 more
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 11:03am
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      tomcattmattwishlisttrailactivity #55179842
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 11:03am
      Jul 5, 2024
      jlrosalespwishlisttrailactivity #54568016
      Jun 23, 2024 @ 6:06am
      Jun 23, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      pepesilviacmatrailGoat Ticks Loopfuck this Region and all the shit fucking...
      May 12, 2024 @ 4:00pm
      May 12, 2024
      luvsleepreportSweetwater ReservoirYes, confirmed on 1 March. I did a lot of...
      Mar 3, 2024 @ 1:17pm
      Mar 3, 2024
      luvsleeptrailSweetwater ReservoirRode on 1 March 2024. Due to the rain the...
      Mar 3, 2024 @ 1:16pm
      Mar 3, 2024
      BenLow2019trailRolling Hills Ranch NorthThe west end is steep, rocky and rutted - very...
      Feb 19, 2023 @ 8:53am
      Feb 19, 2023
      BenLow2019trailEast Miguel SpurI tried to add this trail years ago and it got...
      Feb 19, 2023 @ 8:47am
      Feb 19, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Chula Vista Canyon Trails 17 16 42.4 km
      City Heights 8 1 14.1 km
      Otay Valley Regional Park 147.1 km
      Otay Reservoir 10 67.9 km
      Balboa Park 17 30 78.5 km

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Sweetwater Bike Parkskill parkChula Vista

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5056 miles6,781 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #1,935#1,03319632484,470
      E-Bike1114 miles325 ft3 miles1,043 ft
      2171379
      Horse1217 miles1,447 ft5 miles1,171 ft
      7921
      Hike4754 miles6,572 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #1,480#91313222239
      Trail Running4654 miles6,280 ft19 miles1,506 ft
      #1,556#9533202198
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