8 miles
483 ft
-484 ft
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Pedersen Details

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    Both Directions
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The trail coalition has done a lot of work on the section of the Peterson trail between the old homestead and where it connects inside the park. The far south section is basically a sand road that is horrible heading east and unrideable if you were to ride west. It is deep sand and uphill westerly.... it's bad. I would recommend riding the homestead trail connector and avoid the south part of Pederson unless you are a sadist! It's nice other than the sand section because it is too far for the vast majority of hikers and horse people... you'll have it to yourself and it's arguably the best single track in the park.

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More Stats for Pedersen mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,141 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,434 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,248 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,247 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,803 ft
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on Jun 12, 2017
Avg: 2.65 (3 votes)

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  • Snow Packed
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Pedersen Trail Reports

Jun 12, 2017 @ 7:35pm
Jun 12, 2017
The trail has been reworked in the last few months. Nearly all of it is up out of the wash now. The park has been listening to the requests of...
Mar 28, 2017 @ 8:48am
Mar 28, 2017
reporter The southwest portion of this trail is not a trail at all. Mostly a sandy wash. Connect from Gadsden and ride south as an out and back it is...
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Jun 6, 2018 @ 10:02pm
Jun 6, 2018
Pedersen, My City

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag 757Driver WVTA (Jun 12, 2017 at 19:35)
 Pedersen in the wash has been recently completely reworked by the park staff. Nearly all of it is out of the wash now and makes for a really solid long loop. This trail was 100% unusable by bike up until a few months ago.
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flag SineAPMrKing (Jun 17, 2017 at 13:05)
 The previous poster is talking about Gadsden trail. The reroute on that is awesome. The south side of Pederson is still a sandy mess not exactly fun on a mountain bike until you get all the way east.

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