7 miles
1,045 ft
-1,440 ft
Avg time
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Cottonwood Details

  • Riding Area
    Watford City
    Watford City, North Dakota
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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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.

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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,336 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 1 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cottonwood-70355 trailhead (47.443393, -103.357562)
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1 Review & Comments

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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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