7 miles
Distance
1,045 ft
Climb
-1,440 ft
Descent
01:31:00
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cottonwood Trail

Cottonwood Details

  • Riding Area
    Watford City
    Watford City, North Dakota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #48888 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Cottonwood trail starts on the Bennett trail and continues south to the Maah Daah Hey to connect at MP 75. This trail covers a couple large drainages along with some rough badlands and makes for a good loop of around 15 miles, using the Maah Daah Hey to get back to the Bennett campground.

Access Info

Start at the Bennett trail head at Bennett campground. There is a trail register and a gate.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cottonwood bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -394 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,186 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,604 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,581 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,187 ft
  • Grade
    -1.082%
  • Grade max
    -40.168%
  • Grade min
    37.993%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,336 ft
  • Avg time
    01:31:00
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:09
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Directions to cottonwood-70355 trailhead (47.443393, -103.357562)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 47 miles avg distance
      All
      • 11 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag MoscowMatt (Jun 15, 2018 at 16:30)
       Yuck. We did this as part of a loop with bennet and mdh. Where we were averaging g 10mph on the main mdh and bennet, we were closer to 4 mph on this trail due to it being heavily overgrown and not maintained. Avoid.
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