3.8 miles
Distance
571 ft
Climb
-292 ft
Descent
00:20:34
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
    Green (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All Year
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8640 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33696 in Trail Running
    • #22493 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 95 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.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.
Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cottle Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    279 ft
  • Altitude min
    495 ft
  • Altitude max
    821 ft
  • Altitude start
    542 ft
  • Altitude end
    820 ft
  • Grade
    1.4%
  • Grade max
    -21.4%
  • Grade min
    48%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    3,186 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:54
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Cottle Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 16, 2021 @ 12:04pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 6:33pm
      Aug 24, 2021
      Loose dust but not that bad.
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 1:44pm
      Aug 1, 2021
      In good shape for this time of year.
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 6:13pm
      Jul 26, 2021
      Very dry with some dust starting to occur.
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 5:01pm
      Jul 16, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 35 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,311 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,400 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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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      • + 1
      Jay101010 (Dec 5, 2020 at 17:13)
       Currently its one way only, opposite direction of what is shown here. (counter clock wise from Lisa K. Trail
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