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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 1
      • 6

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 8, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      SDMBA
      (sdmba.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,673
      State Ranking
      #112
      Trails (view details)
      9
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      9
      Trails Trail Running
      9
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      2,640 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,413 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,579 ft
      Reports
      21
      Photos
      53
      Ridden Counter
      442

      Popular Sweetwater Reservoir Mountain Biking Trails

      Sweetwater Reservoir Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      8 mile Cowles Mountain All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog8 miles
      5 mile Cowles Mountain All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog5 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Sweetwater Reservoir Mountain Bike

      trail: Mesa Trail
      50 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:04am
      Oct 22, 2017
      trail: Mesa Trail
      39 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:00am
      Oct 22, 2017
      353 |
      Jan 20, 2015 @ 3:22pm
      Jan 20, 2015
      296 |
      Jan 20, 2015 @ 3:22pm
      Jan 20, 2015
      | 3 comments

      Videos of Sweetwater Reservoir Mountain Bike

      Redemption at Big Rock Trail
      8:46 | 258 | Apr 25, 2013
      ET's
      trail: Shortcut
      5:35 | 145 | May 27, 2011

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Crossing Trail
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 6:07pm
      Sep 8, 2019
      DryAustinkCrossing is clear! Finally can ride...
      Big Rock Trail
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 6:55pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      Dryjessemeyers
      Mesa Trail
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 6:55pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      Dryjessemeyers
      Ticks DH
      May 23, 2019 @ 5:17pm
      May 23, 2019
      DryAeroDaveSuper overgrown! Hard to see the rocks...
      Pyles Peak
      Jul 19, 2017 @ 10:01am
      Jul 19, 2017
      Very Drympwiedenfeld
      Cowles Mountain Backside (Big Rock DH)
      Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:24pm
      Jan 2, 2017
      Variableshaughn-reillyMinor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts...
      Cowles Peak Fire Road
      Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:20pm
      Jan 2, 2017
      Variableshaughn-reillyMinor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts...
      Shortcut
      Nov 17, 2016 @ 6:50pm
      Nov 17, 2016
      Dryshaughn-reilly
      Mesa Road
      Nov 17, 2016 @ 6:50pm
      Nov 17, 2016
      Dryshaughn-reilly

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1879823aspencoveredyouthriddentrailCrossing Trail
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 6:49am
      Oct 5, 2019
      user #1882748woolianriddentrailCrossing Trail
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 12:01pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      user #1712832DonikimiriddentrailCrossing Trail
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 10:17pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      user #1380099AustinkaddreportCrossing Trail
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 8:23pm
      Sep 8, 2019
      user #1179758FhanselriddentrailTicks DH
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Aug 24, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1470418jrcookreportCrossing Trail35 sez
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 6:25pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      user #1470418jrcookreportCrossing TrailWt
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 6:23pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      user #1734524ItschanmanmantrailTicks DHRuts are wicked and the berms are hammered up...
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 11:12pm
      Mar 22, 2019
      user #1225662pbonchertrailBig Rock Trailnot a blue...railroad ties ,ROCKS,heavy rock...
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:47pm
      Feb 14, 2019
      user #992997CamPowtrailBig Rock TrailI normally link this with Mesa trail, going up...
      Nov 23, 2018 @ 9:20pm
      Nov 23, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mission Trails Regional Park 6 10 11.8 km
      Fanita / Melbrooks Trail System 15.4 km
      Sycamore Canyon OSP 1 6 16.1 km
      Balboa Park 28.5 km
      Sweetwater Reservoir 1 69.2 km
      • By rickaybobbay & contributors
      • Admins: SDMBA
      • #7852 - 2,378 views

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