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Sweetwater Reservoir

Average Rating:    (3.47 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

Fireroad for the first mile and a half or so. Turns into well trodden singletrack for the rest of the ride. Does not loop. Trail ends 8 miles later when you reach highway 94. Watch for horses and hikers. Do not trespass into the fenced off areas which follow the perimeter of the lake, you WILL be cited. There are no bathrooms or water sources on the trail. Some sections have your typical thorny desert plants, not a problem if you stay on the trail. Most slopes are loose and rocky. See you there : )
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Latitude
32.692699003440815
Longitude
-117.00950145721435
Trail Directions
From LA 5S then 805S to E Street/Bonita Rd. exit. Left at light at end of offramp. Drive down Bonita Rd. It becomes San Marcos Rd. once you hit the residential areas. Make a left on Summit Meadow Rd. This uphill road leads to a campground. Park in lot just before the camp gate. Trailhead is to the right of this gate.
Trail Length
8
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Bonita
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (17 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
May 13, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: sdmtnguy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
i wouldent recomend this trail, lots of horse poo and fire roads, i did find some single track but your legs take alot of bushes. maybe its better if you start at the bridge, i think it sucks starting at the campground. just my op.



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Review Date
April 26, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: sjordan72 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
So, I have been riding the same out and back here for years, and decided to do some exploring today, unfortunately on my singlespeed. I found a great set of switchbacks up to Mother Miguel Mountain. From the area of the power trasfer station, head up the singletrack toward the really tall power poles, then up the road a bit. There's a section that leads to the residential area at Paseo Los Gatos. Don't take that. Where that begins look for a trail off of the old road that leads West. A long bit of singletrack switchbacks all the way up to the peak, about 1000 feet over your head. Sorry I can't be more specific. I just stumbled onto it myself today. The route down feeds into one of the SDGE access roads and down to the Lake, but I think there is a singletrack path. It looks to be there on Google Earth. I'll try to find it soon. BTW, no shade up there. Best done before noon if in the summer months.

Recommended Route:
Lots of different options. I prefer to start from the Steel Bridge at 94 and Singer Lane. From there, go west. Start exploring. Have fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
MTRP (North of the 52), Anderson TT, Noble, Wooded Hill.



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Review Date
July 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: amor587 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There has been trail maintainance done to Sweetwater. It is most definitely ridable now. I ride here once a week... it is my backyard trail. Anyways there is some kind of construction going on in some part, but it does not seem to effect the ride too much. I guess you should ride it while it is still around.... I enjoy it out here alot.



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Review Date
March 20, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Syke ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I agree. The 125 is being built right through what used to be excellent trails. This area was once very good trails. Now, it's a whole different story. It seems as if trail maintanance is non-existent and horses have left their mark everywhere. Very dangerous ruts, too.



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Review Date
March 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: racerchef ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This place is terrible I was tring to find some places to ride and this reviews on this site and others lead me to beleive this was a good place to ride. There are no trails that is found that were rideable a ton of construction and growth over al the trails I dont reccomend this to any one.



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