4 miles
Distance
558 ft
Climb
-292 ft
Descent
00:22:48
Avg time
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Cottle Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Calero County Park
    San Jose, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36427 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Winding around the reservoir with neat views, as it goes deeper into the park, it starts to climb. The climb pitches as it gets closer to the end, the Cottle Rest spot. The rest spot is in the shade with a picnic table. Horses have a trough here. The trail then continues as Chisnantuk single track.

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More Stats for Cottle Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    276 ft
  • Altitude min
    495 ft
  • Altitude max
    818 ft
  • Altitude start
    542 ft
  • Altitude end
    817 ft
  • Grade
    1.4%
  • Grade max
    -21.4%
  • Grade min
    43.2%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    3,186 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:52
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Cottle Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 9, 2020 @ 11:19am
      Oct 9, 2020
      It's dry and a bit dusty, but normal for this time of year. No major issues with trail quality.
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 10:00pm
      Oct 6, 2020
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 8:24am
      Sep 7, 2020
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 9:51am
      Sep 5, 2020
      Sep 4, 2020 @ 8:41am
      Sep 4, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 54 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,140 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 249 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:55)
       Around the lake is a nice easy jaunt doable by anyone. However the last section is increasingly steep and will require your lowest gears
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