Cowdrey Draw Trail

Trail Meter: 
Fair

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.

Comments

The green is starting to turn brown... but plenty of wildflowers! Go get some!

wildflowers are still going off... get it while it's green!

Rain missed for the most part so its all dry except for the occasional small puddle. Ride through, not around.

condition set to Good

Now it's green... It's awesome... Go get some!

Wildflowers are popping! Go there!

This is the best time of year to be riding this Trail... Get some while it's still green...

Trails are in great condition... This is the best time of year to go ride this Trail!

condition set to Fair

OSMP closure due to muddy conditions

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