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Sweeney Meadow Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (2)

Fun, easy singletrack downhill that turns into a rocky, difficult climb.


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Miles

0.8

KM

Singletrack

1,186' 361 m

High

1,006' 307 m

Low

180' 55 m

Up

49' 15 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

Starting from the Sweeney Horse Trail, this trail continues the easy downhill that characterized that trail. There is some tight brush up at the top but the trail widens as it flattens out. During the flat turn and right before the uphill, there is a meadow where part of the trail is completely covered with trampled brush.

The uphill is extremely difficult and will likely require most riders to walk up some of it. It is characterized by slippery surfaces made of small rocks and loose dirt. Parts of the uphill also have a rock garden feel to them, which can be hard to navigate going up.

There are also some wooden planks in the ground that serve to keep the earth together, which are fairly hazardous for anyone on a bike. There is even one point where two logs, put down in order to create a drainage pathway, form a foot-wide gulley that is nearly impassible on a bike going up. At the top, you can continue onto the Sweeney Ridge Trail.

Taking this trail the opposite way is almost as difficult, but experienced riders with good bikes should be able to do the downhill fairly easily. As mentioned earlier, the surface is slippery and difficult to navigate, but still doable coming down. Once you start climbing, the trail will eventually meet up with the Sweeney Horse Trail.

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Evan Schieber

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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