4 miles
453 ft
-453 ft
3,939 ft
High Point

Start from Parking Lot 4 at Cottonwood Slough

Starts with a warm up as you ascend Trail 15 to Patricia Lake Bungalows, take the Bungalows acces to Trail 6b which is a winding singletrack with some technical rooty rocky sections that works it's way up and down across the ridge between Cottonwood Slough and Patricia Lake, this connects to 8d and 8 where you'll find some very technical short rooty sections with great views of the slough and good potential for wildlife viewing(Cottonwood slough is much more scenic than the name would suggest).

Make this ride longer by riding up Trail 2 from town and down Trail 2a.

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Cottonwood Slough Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,675 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,675 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,675 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Trail 15
Oct 21, 2017 @ 7:04pm
Oct 21, 2017
two medium sized trees down between cottonwood slough and the stables. overall in good shape reporter
Patricia Lake Bungalows Road
Jul 13, 2016 @ 12:14am
Jul 13, 2016
Trail 8 (Cottonwood Slough)
May 15, 2016 @ 10:22am
May 15, 2016
dry and clear, back side of trail 8 has several trees down reporter
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