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on 7/8/13 by gToe
 
  
Sandy Wash
Avg Rating: (4.38 out of 5) 8 trail reviews
Difficulty: Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
Length: 3 miles Global Rank: #6774
Tread: Singletrack Configuration: Network
Ridden: 31 Wishlist: 4
1 trail check-ins Climb // Descend
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Description
Sandy Wash begins at the bottom/junction of Charlie’s Cutoff, Homestead Trail, and Blackjack. From there, it descends 3 miles down to the main gated forest road that runs up along Buffalo Creek.



This is, in my opinion, the hands-down best decent at Buffalo Creek! Can anyone say flow?! While other trails have washed out sandy turns that are hard to rail, the dirt (for the most part) on Sandy Wash is actually LESS gravelly, and even if some sections are gravelly all of the turns have been perfectly banked and bermed by the passage of tires over the years that this trail just holds you in and begs you to go faster and faster and faster! Sandy Wash is a must-ride descent if you are in the Buffalo Creek area, and if you park down at the bottom of the Buffalo Creek forest road, this is the most convenient and most fun way to return to your car.

added by mtbgreg1 World Champ on June 7, 2012

Part of the Buffalo Creek trail system.

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stumpyfsr on February 12, 2014
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Review: Yes, it is fun riding down this route but you have to pay the price by climbing back the other side. Still, I'd do it again next time.

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Gdb49 on January 22, 2014
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Review: Crazy fun!! The speed you can carry is unbelievable. Fast flowy trail, hats off to whoever cut this trail.

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tikigoddess on June 14, 2013
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Review: Great downhill, but not as fun as Charlie's Cutoff. Great, twisty turns and smaller obstacles on the way but nothing crazy. This downhill can get fast and fun all the way down to the creek.

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tetontom on December 2, 2012
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Review: After Charlie's Cutoff and Homestead, the same great flowy descent continues!
Some great little obstacle mazes and steep steps. Like on Charlie's, I was pushed to the edge of my comfort zone on my rigid bike, but nothing crazy.
A bit sandy indeed in places!

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tcbroncs on August 27, 2012
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Review: Sandy Wash is a great trail. Depending on when you ride it, it can be pretty sandy. But the majority of the trail is smooth descent and fast. Make sure you take a quick left just before you hit the road at the bottom for and added nice section of trail that will take you out even further down the road.

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dralbright on August 26, 2012
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Review: This descent simply can't be beat. Super flowy, good speed, and some very interesting scenery. Riding through the dead forest is a little eerie, but it makes for an awesome atmosphere for ripping back down to the trailhead. Remember that Sandy Wash meets up with Buffalo Creek Road twice—when you see it the first time, turn left and continue on Sandy Wash for a cool above-road section.

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zr140th on August 20, 2012
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Review: Great little downhill at the bottom of Homestead and Blackjack. Not too sandy and plenty of room for decent speed.

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mtbgreg1 on June 7, 2012
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Review: As you can tell from my description above, this is a five-star flowy descent! There are a couple of rocks, but for the most part it is just smooth and fast!

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Recommendations

Buffalo Creek (100%)
Charlie's Cutoff (86%)
Heil Valley Ranch (86%)
Heritage Park (71%)
Monarch Crest Trail (71%)

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