6 miles
Distance
432 ft
Climb
-450 ft
Descent
00:50:22
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Chula Vista
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #22327 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Multi jurisdictional County/USFW

Mix of singletrack with some double track and wide sections. Mostly pretty easy, but some hard ups and downs and the length push it into an intermediate rating. Great views of the reservoir.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sweetwater Reservoir mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -18 ft
  • Altitude min
    233 ft
  • Altitude max
    531 ft
  • Altitude start
    289 ft
  • Altitude end
    272 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -41.7%
  • Grade min
    22.6%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:50:22
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:35
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Status:
on Mar 1, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Sweetwater Reservoir Trail Reports

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      Mar 1, 2020 @ 1:46pm
      Mar 1, 2020
      From the South entrance, about 1/7th of the way in, the trail is closed for restoration. Gate attendant wasn't sure how long it would be closed.
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 2:56pm
      Feb 15, 2020
      Northern end has a big wide puddle or two with standing and flowing water on the gravel road section.
      Jan 12, 2020 @ 9:43pm
      Jan 12, 2020
      There is still standing water in several sections of the trail. Some of the double track north of the Tiki Hut has deep wide puddles that went to...
      Nov 2, 2019 @ 1:41pm
      Nov 2, 2019
      Mar 14, 2019 @ 10:40pm
      Mar 14, 2019
      Still a bit early after all the rain, expect to wash your bike after. Also, some trail overgrowth and bad ruts make slower going.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 83 miles avg distance
      All
      • 70 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Aug 8, 2020 @ 9:46pm
      Aug 8, 2020
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      Aug 8, 2020 @ 9:32pm
      Aug 8, 2020
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      Aug 8, 2020 @ 9:29pm
      Aug 8, 2020
      5 |
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 9:28pm
      Aug 8, 2020

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag chainbreaker02 (Jan 2, 2018 at 13:53)
       This is a great easy (green) XC trail. There is nothing challenging or "blue" about this trail so I feel it is incorrectly rated.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag CopperCable (May 26, 2020 at 21:02)
       While 90% of the trail is easy, there are a few sections that are rutty, rocky and tricky for a beginner, especially on the north side of the Tiki Hut. I'd not take a beginner down those. Trail maintenance may change the difficulty of those sections.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag FreyC (Mar 1, 2020 at 13:42)
       About 1/7th of the way in, the trail is fenced off for trail restoration. You can't get by. Park attendant wasn't sure how long it would be closed.
      [Reply]

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