Cowdrey Draw Trail

Trail Meter: 
Poor

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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0.8 mi.
80 ft.

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Trail Meter: Good»Poor

How quickly things can change. From being mostly dry yesterday to soft and muddy in spots today.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

all dry... all good... go get some before the rain comes again...

All dry... All good... Go get some before the rain comes again...

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

OSMP has reopened trail... actual conditions unknown so get out there, ride and update!

Remaining closed as of 04/22/15. Muddy conditions.

Trail Meter: Good»Closed

OSMP Closure - muddy!

It's all dry and good... Go get some!

all closures were lifted Sun 4/5, get out and ride!

Trail Meter: Closed»Good

all open and all good

Trail Meter: Good»Closed

closed by OSMP due to muddy conditions, more info http://t.co/aK7AuGYsGc

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