3 miles
Distance
616 ft
Climb
-696 ft
Descent
905 ft
High Point

Sweetwater Details

  • Riding area
    Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
    Buellton, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year long
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    1998
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

A short but fun and technical trail from Lake Cachuma Dam to the Campsites. Up and Down with lots of rock gardens and sweeping turns. Not many jumps but a few rock drops. Good trail for beginners and for experienced riders.

Access Info

If your going south on Highway 154 it will be on the left side, called vista point overlook. There is a parking lot with restrooms and the trail starts right next to the restroom. The end of the trail comes out at Cachuma Lake camping grounds. Cachuma Lake has a convience store/gas station near the entrance and a cool new frisbee golf course.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sweetwater mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -79 ft
  • Altitude min
    743 ft
  • Altitude start
    847 ft
  • Altitude end
    767 ft
  • Grade
    -0.59%
  • Grade max
    -57.026%
  • Grade min
    39.057%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,214 ft
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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Directions to sweetwater-119203 trailhead (34.580490, -119.978500)
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