Sweetwater Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.15 out of 5
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Intermediate
3.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 700 ft
545
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The ride: Start at the gate in the parking area. The trail is real easy to follow, all turns are marked, and it is easy to follow the bike tracks. The trail is mostly single track, with a short bit of fire road at the beginning. The trail is well designed, with a couple fast downhills and a couple nice rock gardens thrown in. If you want to ride more than the 6 miles, when you get to the turn-around point in the SRA, ride up the road 1/4 mile and ride the Salmon Falls (Darrington) Trail also.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (13)
 

Bunny Hop

July 22, 2018
 
Review: Um... this is not Folsom. But good trail otherwise.

Similar Trail: Darrington Trail

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Granny Gear

May 29, 2016
 
Review: I went to this trail before riding Salmon falls/Darrington. It is definitely overgrown and the trail gets small at points >12"... however not too technical. I ended up with a few ticks on me at the end of the ride so make sure to check yourself.

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Singletrack

July 13, 2015
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Rode the trail 7/12/15. Trail is a bit overgrown and has one tree down (around a blind corner!) and several low branches. It's still a fun ride.

The old submerged bridge across the American River inlet, which is about a mile from the south parking lot trailhead, is accessible again. You can make your ride a loop by either riding all the way on Sweetwater, take the road across the Salmon Falls bridge to the Salmon Falls trailhead and ride back to the old bridge, or cross the old bridge and head right on the Salmon Falls trail to the trail head, ride up the road to the north Sweetwater trailhead and ride back to your vehicle at the south trailhead.,

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Doubletrack

October 18, 2014
Eric Foltz Doubletrack  
 
Review: Nice little trail. Mostly ST that contours around the lake. A couple of rocky sections but nothing real hard.

Similar Trail: Salmon Falls

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Singletrack

August 17, 2014
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Love this trail, but rode it today, for the first time since early summer, and couldn't believe the shape it is currently in. Lots of blow-downs and low hanging branches. Keep this in mind if you're bombing the downhills!

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Singletrack

November 18, 2013
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Trail is in great shape, hard packed and fast riding.

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Gramcounter

June 3, 2013
Twiddles Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trail to build your skills mostly narrow rolling single track. Couple of rock gardens, intermediate riders may be able to handle entire trail without any hiking. Trail from fire road to parking lot is most technical (you hit rock gardens on the climb). Couple of fun short downhills. Trail from parking lot to fire road is easier and technical areas are much easier on the downhill. Short but very fun ride.

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Singletrack

March 3, 2013
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Trail is in great condition. Brush is cut back and everything looks good. Nice quick ride and can be ridden with Salmon Falls for an extended session.

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Granny Gear

April 25, 2010
jformaker Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice ride. After first 1.5 miles, lots of up and down plus rocks. To drive there, you are better off taking hwy 50 to El Dorado Hills Blvd, turning left off the freeway, and following it until it turns into Salmon Falls road. Green Valley Road does not intersect with Folsom blvd, it is called Blue Ravine road.

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Bunny Hop

March 17, 2010
elipsez13 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Nice trail, almost ran over some hikers. Short but sweet, and great scenery.

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Sweetwater Trail MTB Trail 4.15 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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