Cheney Lake Main Trail

 2 votes

10.0 Miles 16.1 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

185' 56 m

Ascent

-185' -56 m

Descent

1,472' 449 m

High

1,425' 434 m

Low

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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A mix of single and doubletrack that is a great place for beginners.

Andy Cramb

Overview

This trail is in a state park, so you'll need a vehicle sticker to park inside. Otherwise, you can ride your bike in for free.
Cheney Lake offers a great place for beginners to hit the dirt without the risk of any intimidating obstacles that you find on other trails. This ride is a 5-mile out-and-back with a couple of different trail options which allows you to mix up your ride! The start of the trail is at the southeast end, but you can jump in anywhere along the route.
Family Friendly: This is as beginner of a trail as it gets.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Bug spray and tire sealant is a must!

Description

The southern third is through big cottonwood trees and has a mix of clay and sandy soils. Use caution when cornering on the sand as it's easy for your wheel to slip. Some of the trail was covered in wood chips years ago, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

The middle of the ride is open fields with a few views of the water from a distance. These areas are mowed and well-maintained, but there's not always a tread.

The northern section of the ride is back into a mix of cedar and cottonwood trees with a wide trail that is mostly doubletrack so the park rangers can get equipment back in there to mow, etc. At the end of the trail, there are some rogue trails that you can take out to the water to check out a beach and maybe take a swim if you need to cool off.

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Jul 29, 2017
Jay Bainum
rode this trail with my 6yr old son & we had a blast! Highly recommend this trail for beginers as well other skill levels.
Jul 10, 2017
Jessica Mounts
Trail is mostly dry, only a couple of wet areas this morning. 10mi
Jun 28, 2017
Jessica Mounts
Wilder parts of the trail were mowed recently, last week they were too overgrown to pedal thru. Previously muddy areas were dry this morning! 8.9mi

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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