1.0 miles
13 ft
-586 ft
Avg time

Sidewinder Details

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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Climb : The only way up via single track. It sucks; but is rideable.
Descend : Fast. Some minor sidehill. Rocks. Roots.
There is a section in the middle where Cows End merges. This creates some options as there is a rooty washout to your left or straight to Cows End that has left hand turn and it takes you to some wood features that double back onto Sidewinder.
Don't drink the water at this area, the smell should clue in all but the thirstiest of individuals (black swamp/poo)

Access Info

There is a rock roll feature on Rusty on the East side of the trail, this is Sidewinder. If coming from top, follow Rainbow (North) until you hit a barely visible 3-way intersection. Head down (right) and enjoy.

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More Stats for Sidewinder mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -573 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,249 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,822 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,822 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,249 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    405 ft
  • Distance down
    4,704 ft
  • Distance flat
    223 ft
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on May 22, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Sidewinder Trail Reports

May 22, 2017 @ 5:51pm
8 hours
May 22, 2017 @ 2:37pm
11 hours
Very wet, lots of mud throughout. Long sections of running water. I would suggest a temporary closure or at least stay off it until it dries out.
May 1, 2017 @ 8:00pm
May 1, 2017
Apr 21, 2017 @ 4:33pm
Apr 21, 2017
reporter Not so much icy as flowing river. Impassible. Noah called and he wants his flood back.
Mar 19, 2017 @ 7:39pm
Mar 19, 2017
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Oct 19, 2013 @ 10:13am
Oct 19, 2013
Sidewinder, Penticton
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Oct 19, 2013 @ 10:12am
Oct 19, 2013
| 1 comments Sidewinder, Penticton

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag topsog (Oct 29, 2014 at 14:46)
 Sidewinder was originally only from Rusty Muffler up to Cow's End. The rest of the trail is called Tripod as this was the original trail in the area and named that for 20 years. Somehow in the last couple of years the it has grown to incorporate Tripod climb up to the Tripod Junction. Too late now but this is the truth, the real truth and nothing but the truth. TOPSOG
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flag Crapalier PACA (Oct 29, 2014 at 16:21)
 Keep the history lessons flowing.
There is a ridiculous amount of 'Tripod's listed on the map, its kinda nice to have 1 less Smile

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