Sweetwater Bikeway is a hiking and biking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Sweetwater County Park. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 45 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 70 feet.
Sweetwater Bikeway Professional Reviews and Guides
"The reservoir stretches out, a cool blue strip in the arid land—and a tempting taboo for heatweary hikers."
--Sheri McGregor, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Diego (Menasha Ridge Press).
"To the south and east of Sweetwater Reservoir spread sensuously rounded hills, dotted with sage, pepper trees, and rare coastal varieties of cholla and barrel cactus. Running-shoe footprints overlap the linear marks of mountain bike tires and the inverted-U impressions of horseshoes on the trail that traverses the grassy slopes overlooking the reservoir."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
"Panoramic views of South San Diego County’s mountain and foothill communities. San Diego's South Bay region-the coastal plan and foothills inland from South San Diego Bay-mixes up square miles worth of recently built housing tracts with pristine meadows and mountain slopes, albeit treeless ones. You can still find wide-open spaces where wild oats and foxtails chafe in the afternoon breeze, the spicy aroma of sage scents the air, hawks glide overhead, and coyotes and other small animals flourish."
--Jerry Schad, 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego (Wilderness Press).
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