Cowdrey Draw Trail

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Cowdrey Draw connects the Marshall Valley Trail with the Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail. It's an important piece of the big Dirty Bismark loop.

This trail features some of the newer IMBA style trail construction techniques. What's that mean to you? It's narrower than most of the other trails in the area, and twists and turns while slightly undulating up and down to shed water. This style is also a ton of fun with a flow of it's own.

Cowdry Draw is nearly level, and benched in tightly with the hillside. In order to keep it as it is, be sure to stay on the trail tread as much as possible - yield by leaving your wheels on the trail and leaning outward, placing one foot down. And of course, when it's soft or muddy, stay on the trail too - braiding or widening the trail isn't going to make it more fun for anyone.

While you're there, you can't miss the old cistern along the trail. It's from Marshall's coal mining days. Don't fall in, you'd need a tall ladder to get out!

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T: 2 A: 3 C: 5

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0.8 mi.
80 ft.


Just 2 spots (less than 100 ft) that were soft and vulerable... should be fine by Monday

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

OSMP has reopened the trail... Actual condition is not known

Still under muddy trails closure; conditions monitored on a daily basis and will be re-opened when ground conditions permit

condition set to Closed

Trail Meter: Good»Closed

Melting snow = mud. Closed by OSMP until trails dry out.

Dry and Fast.

Trail Meter: Closed»Good

muddy trails closure lifted on 10/26

Trail Meter: Good»Closed

OSMP muddy trails closure, check for updates

Dry & fast.

In great shape!

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