5 miles
Distance
1,344 ft
Climb
-603 ft
Descent
00:59:22
Avg time

Sweetpea Details

  • Riding Area
    Jackson Demonstration State Forest
    Mendocino, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31617 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is the newest trail in the area, it is 5 miles long. Like many of the trails in the area it is an old logging road that was decommissioned, washed out and over grown with brush and trees for many years. The first mile (or so at the top of the trail) is old double track fairly straight and fast with 3 deep water bars (ditches) near the end of the double track, one of them has a ramp to jump it but you better be pretty good. After that it's a gentle down hill single track with lots of fun whoop de doo's. There are 2 log bridges (single logs with the top split off) that are rideable and have go arounds also, these bridges will eventually be removed.
This trail is fun to ride in either direction with no life threatening features to deal with.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sweetpea bike trail
  • Altitude change
    741 ft
  • Altitude min
    251 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,003 ft
  • Altitude start
    262 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,003 ft
  • Grade
    3.049%
  • Grade max
    -51.952%
  • Grade min
    39.065%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,546 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:04
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Status:
on Mar 30, 2019
Wet
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • TTF TTF
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Sweetpea Trail Reports

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      Mar 30, 2019 @ 10:26am
      Mar 30, 2019
      Still a little on the wet side, but very rideable. The closure of Parallel Action creates a challenge for those who park near 409/end of pavement.
      Dec 20, 2018 @ 9:59am
      Dec 20, 2018
      Trail is riding very well, surprisingly given the amount of rain we've received lately. No downed trees or significant obstructions, drainages...
      Jun 23, 2018 @ 10:15pm
      Jun 23, 2018
      Trail closed by CalFire due to logging operations in the area. Check with Mendocino Coast Cyclists or CalFire before including this in your loop.
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 11:39pm
      Mar 31, 2018
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 11:39pm
      Mar 31, 2018
      Trail closed due to conditions and trail work
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 29 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 218 rides
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      Jun 23, 2018 @ 10:18pm
      Jun 23, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Chuck Hench/Sweetpea loop
      18 miles

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