Sweetwater Bikeway

Sweetwater County Park, California

Distance2.8mi
Elevation Gain70ft
Trailhead Elevation45ft
Top51ft
Elevation Min/Max32/51ft
Elevation Start/End45/45ft

Sweetwater Bikeway

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. This trail connects with the following: Sweetwater Park Trail.

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."

"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."

"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."

Sweetwater Bikeway Reviews

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1/26/2013
We stayed in the camp ground over the weekend, which was well maintained and is close to town. The camp ground has several parks for the children, hiking trails, fishing at the reservoir, RV electrical hookup, and corals for horses. Access to the multi use trails was easy from the camp ground. Good for improptu weekend outdoor fun for the family. Views are better farther out of town, but that's not what this location is really about.
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5/5/2012
Great trails straight from the campground! We especially enjoyed Cedar trail, which (at least this time of year - early May) felt like we were in the middle of a rainforest. There are parts of it that are so shaded by tall, lush trees and the ground is completely covered in green plants that I never would have guessed that were were in Southern California, especially after the 2003 fires. Desert View trail had some great views and is also highly recommended!
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7/8/2006
Not too challenging, but great views and pretty well marked. Need to bring lots of water in summer. Some unusual wildflowers and not too much burn damage.
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Trail Information

Sweetwater County Park
Nearby City
Sweetwater County Park
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Camping
Additional Use
Views
Features
Sweetwater Summit Regional Park
Local Contacts

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Oct 2018