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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +240/ -167 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking The Cove to Lake Trail

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A little bit of fire road uphill then rocky and loose singletrack. Singletracks are fun, fast and a little bit technical in spots. Once you hit the second part of the trail there is a lot of sand. It's kind of rideable with wider tires and some speed. Going back up in the sand is a pain.

First added by Diego Mata on Dec 14, 2016. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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La Quinta Avenida Bermudes and Calle Tecate
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  • SassyQuatch

    The ride up the wash is covered with 3 - 5 inches of sand so you're not going anywhere fast. The paths up the sides of the wash are much better but have areas of loose technical climbing with a little bit of exposure. The trail is fun and almost taunts you not to dab your foot or spin out. The ride back down the sandy wash is no big deal and the single track is pretty cool. By definition this might be considered intermediate but definitely gets into the advanced range of riding.

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  • Diego Mata

    Other than the long sand parts to the lake. It was very fun.

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