9 miles
Distance
620 ft
Climb
-575 ft
Descent
2,633 ft
High Point

Ride all of the easy trails at Sweetwater in one go. Head clockwise on Desperado, at the end of the loop turn south on Wildflower Ridge, connect up to Ocotillo Hill, before turning around and riding the whole thing in reverse.

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Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    45
More Stats for SDMB Featured Ride - Sweetwater Preserve - Easy Out and Back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,403 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,470 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,516 ft
  • Grade
    0.095%
  • Grade max
    -15.295%
  • Grade min
    12.962%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Desperado (N)
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 2:16pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      Roller Coaster
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 2:16pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      Wildflower Ext
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 1:01pm
      Dec 22, 2018
      Wildflower Ridge
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 1:01pm
      Dec 22, 2018
      The Spine
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 1:01pm
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