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Sidewinder

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Usage
Biking, Hiking
Dogs Friendly?
Yes
Length
1.3 mimiles
ElvElevation
537'
Rating
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AKA Hero Dirt. Yes, your ideal conditions that you want to hit up first before any of your friends find out. Sure you want to keep it low key, but be a good trail steward and let your buddies know its time to shred.

Sidewinder is a fast, flowy and fun hardpacked trail. Sidewinder has good sightlines and ample opportunities for speed, so you can really fly on the (very rare) occasion that the trail is empty. In drier months Sidewinder gets really sandy, but in the spring it’s mint. Sidewinder is a popular climb, often looped with Fat Tire Traverse and Freestone Ridge.

Recent Trail Reports

  • K_Miller April 19, 2019 at 7:12 amYesterday (April 18th). The start of sidewinder had a few mud spots as well as a giant puddle at the end. Other than that, the trail was in pristine condition. The weather today and over the weekend should allow those spots to dry.
  • Wilby April 5, 2019 at 10:07 amThis was as of April 4, 2019
  • Wilby April 5, 2019 at 10:06 am90% dry. Four or five 6ft sections of small puddles and mud.
  • sam January 27, 2019 at 5:24 pmMuddy and rutted.
  • sam January 12, 2019 at 1:50 pmRode when it was still frozen this morning, but there will be mud when it's warmer today. People have been leaving some serious ruts in the mud this week.
  • sam January 6, 2019 at 7:21 pmSome ice on the upper half of the trail yesterday, but certainly ridable.
  • heavy_braker December 15, 2018 at 11:47 amSidewinder is in great shape, if you can get past all the ice or mud (frozen in the morning) to get to it.
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Trail Reports Sidewinder

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  1. K_Miller says:

    Yesterday (April 18th). The start of sidewinder had a few mud spots as well as a giant puddle at the end. Other than that, the trail was in pristine condition. The weather today and over the weekend should allow those spots to dry.

  2. Wilby says:

    90% dry. Four or five 6ft sections of small puddles and mud.

    1. Wilby says:

      This was as of April 4, 2019

  3. sam says:

    Rode when it was still frozen this morning, but there will be mud when it’s warmer today. People have been leaving some serious ruts in the mud this week.

  4. sam says:

    Some ice on the upper half of the trail yesterday, but certainly ridable.

  5. heavy_braker says:

    Sidewinder is in great shape, if you can get past all the ice or mud (frozen in the morning) to get to it.

  6. shane says:

    3-4 small puddles on Sidewinder as of 12:00 pm. Otherwise perfect.

  7. pneisen says:

    Very tacky after the recent rains. Small puddle near the bottom and the bigger one at the top. Other than that, riding great.

  8. oldmanhair says:

    Hero dirt, rode at like 11am, super tacky and no puddles, all the wind yesterday dried out the trails. Plus, no one is out!, PS, the bottom is dry also, that is the area that normally is trashed.

  9. dcrowel2 says:

    Rode yesterday, great condition, no issues with this trail.

  10. Rexkwondo says:

    Rode by there on 3/7/18 around 5pm. The bottom is pretty eff’d with lots of ruts. Do not recommend riding it until it dries out.

  11. Kirk Cheney says:

    Frozen this morning, but will be very muddy later today. Deep ruts on bottom section.

  12. ramihz says:

    Still long stretches of snow on the top half.

  13. AllezXC says:

    Great. The dirt almost feels like fall up there, loose sand in the usual spots but rippin’ otherwise

  14. jdelga says:

    Surprisingly in good condition. A little softness at the bottom, but not leaving ruts. Should be great tomorrow.

  15. pneisen says:

    Looked at it from Crestline (came down from Hulls) and decided to turn around. The bottom looked very muddy.

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