3.8 miles
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-574 ft
Descent
00:22:17
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 [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

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
    -282 ft
  • Altitude min
    495 ft
  • Altitude max
    822 ft
  • Altitude start
    822 ft
  • Altitude end
    538 ft
  • Grade
    -1.4%
  • Grade max
    -31.1%
  • Grade min
    20.1%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,297 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:12
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on Jun 30, 2024
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Avg: 3.5 (8 votes)
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      Cottle Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 30, 2024 @ 10:36am
      Jun 30, 2024
      Jun 19, 2024 @ 3:19am
      Jun 19, 2024
      Permanent one-way northbound
      May 13, 2024 @ 1:53pm
      May 13, 2024
      May 13, 2024 @ 1:53pm
      May 13, 2024
      Mar 7, 2024 @ 5:37pm
      Mar 7, 2024
      Based on parks.sccgov.org closed for MTB
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 238 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,247 rides
      • Last: Jul 21, 2024

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      Oct 1, 2022 @ 9:13pm
      Oct 1, 2022

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