5 miles
1,344 ft
-603 ft
Avg time

Sweetpea Details

  • Riding area
    Jackson Demonstration State Forest
    Mendocino, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,546 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 23, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sweetpea trailhead (39.345765, -123.749688)
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Sweetpea Trail Reports

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
Aug 21, 2017 @ 7:25pm
Aug 21, 2017
Oh, and by the way - when we got to the bottom, we saw a sign saying the trail is closed due to "wet conditions". Hard to see a reason for this,...
Aug 21, 2017 @ 7:19pm
Aug 21, 2017
Running great! I think the trail description needs to be updated. We rode it downhill yesterday, and it was all rideable and fun - seems complete...
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Jun 23, 2018 @ 10:18pm
Jun 23, 2018
Sweetpea, San Francisco

Routes with this trail

Chuck Hench/Sweetpea loop
18 miles

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