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Mt. Watson Road

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 527' 161 m
Descent: -35' -11 m
High: 8,285' 2,525 m
Low: 7,758' 2,365 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by S. Lengyel

A fire road access trail leading to the Mt. Watson Summit (Watson Peak Trail is recommended).

S. Lengyel

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Description

I've added this lousy, rutted dusty fire road to create a complete trail map on MTB Project. While it's possible to end up on this route, it is not a recommended way to access Mt. Watson summit. Especially when there is a beautiful singletrack option, this route takes a backseat.

Use the Watson Peak Trail instead which is a gorgeous, flowing climb with amazing views. This fire road gets chewed up by jeeps and motos in the summer, leaving it dusty and loose with some steep sections.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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#65

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#3,098

in California

#29,285

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Fibreboard Freeway near Mt Watson.
Aug 29, 2016 near Sunnysi…, CA
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