Salmon Falls: Sweetwater Loop

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.36 out of 5
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Intermediate
8.0
miles

Singletrack
450
elevation (ft)

Loop
1:11
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
*This loop is only available during fall/winter when the water is low enough to reveal the old bridge over the river* Start the Sweetwater trail at the gated trailhead. Ride the complete trail, then ride up Salmon Falls Road for 1/4 mile, cross the Salmon Falls Bridge, and start riding the Salmon Falls trail. Continue 4 miles on the Salmon Falls trail (7 miles total). When you are at the top of a hill overlooking a large field, with the river on your left, you will see the old bridge visible to your left. Ride down the hill, cross the bridge, and continue straight to rejoin the Sweetwater trail. When you get to the Sweetwater trail, turn right, and ride about 1 mile back to the trail head.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Anybody know how to get there? Or where to park? Let me know, thanks. -Guest

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Reviews (12)
 

Granny Gear

May 29, 2016
 
Review: This is a fun trail that is moderate in difficulty. There is a small section early on that is sketchy and I walked it as a result. Other then that the trail is flowy with a good mix of ups and downs. Parked by the bridge because its free (I think) and rode up to the trail on the other side of the bridge on the left.

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Doubletrack

October 18, 2014
Eric Foltz Doubletrack  
 
Review: Good trail system. Mostly packed single track with some rocks/roots thrown in for fun. Nothing real technical. Just enough to make it fun.

Similar Trail: Tsali

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Gramcounter

January 3, 2014
 
Review: A very nice trail, with some good technical uphill and downhill sections. The views are great too.

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Singletrack

November 18, 2013
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: The bridge is ridable again. Actually the water is lower than I have ever seen it. Enjoy it while you can!

Similar Trail: Salmon Falls Trail, Sweet Water Trail

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Singletrack


September 15, 2013
cgreen5150 Singletrack  
 
Review: There are obliviously a few different ways to ride this loop. If you want more miles than the 8 listed here, (not sure how they figured that) start at the REAL trailhead by the parking lot just before the bridge on Salmon Falls Rd. Its a sharp left turn into the parking lot and the trailhead is clearly posted next to the bathrooms. Run Sweetwater 3 miles to the green gate and then head back approximately 1.5 miles to the bridge that goes across the lake. Cross the bridge and up the hill to connect to Salmon Falls. Turn left and ride for about 6 miles to the end of the trail. Turn around and ride it back with the option of going back over the bridge to Sweetwater or continue straight on Salmon Falls and taking the road over another bridge up the hill and back to your car. Either way is about 20 - 22 miles of killer trail! The water is low enough now to not have to get wet like I said a month ago.

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Singletrack


August 26, 2013
cgreen5150 Singletrack  
 
Review: Just a note: the bridge is there, but there's just enough water to make getting to either end a wet proposition. If you want to take your shoes off and walk through about calf high water on top of some cement that's slightly underwater then you can ride the bridge over and do it again on the other side before riding up to Salmon Falls. Really fun trails though. They never disappoint !

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Granny Gear

October 18, 2009
pdederko Granny Gear  
 
Review: Just a note...the directions here are WRONG!! If you want to go this route, before Green Valley Rd, you must go through Natoma Street to Green Valley Rd. I was stupid to read these directions and wasted my time today. Thanks to whoever posted it!

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Granny Gear

April 13, 2009
pdederko Granny Gear  
 
Review: Just rode the trail for my second time this Saturday, 4/11/09, and again it never disappoints. The trail is sick! Love the first portion the best with its rocky-busted-thigh pumpin' beginning.

Similar Trail: Anything in the area I'm guessing. I plan on visiting the Rattlesnake area towards Auburn Dam next weekend so we'll see then.

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Singletrack

January 25, 2006
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Just rode the trail on 1/22/06, the bridge is there, the loop is ready to ride!

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Singletrack

August 24, 2005
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Juan is right on the Poison Oak. Lots of it around!

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Salmon Falls: Sweetwater Loop MTB Trail 4.36 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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