Crockett Hills

 41 votes

13.1 Miles 21.1 Kilometers



1,577' 481 m


-1,576' -480 m


760' 232 m


127' 39 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (10°)

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A grand tour of the Crockett Hills singletrack flow trails.

Mike Anciaux


Crockett Hills is an excellent mountain biking park. There are great trails through the woods and over the hills with awesome views of the Carquinez Strait. This loop ride takes you to the newly created (as of 2014) and as yet unnamed pump/flow trails on the back side of the park.
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The creek crossing on Big Valley Trail is closed


Start at the Crockett Hills Regional Park staging area off of Crockett Boulevard. At the end of the parking lot, you'll find a gate and the trailhead.
Go left at the gate for about .4 miles then turn right to go up the singletrack portion of Edwards Loop Trail". Follow the gentle, shaded singletrack ascent through the forest. At the top turn right and go a short distance to reach the tunnel that goes under the Cummings Skyway.

Go through the tunnel to reach the grassy hill area of Crockett Hills. Go straight on the Soaring Eagle Trail. It is all singletrack. The views are amazing. Plan time to take pictures. In the summer, this trail can be very hot or very cold and windy. Plan for both. The Soaring Eagle Trail follows the contours of the hills gently ascending to a paved area where a water tank used to be (as of June '16 the water tank is gone) and picnic table near the intersection with Big Valley Trail.

From the water tank, go through the gate to enter the new Pump/flow trail (Sugar City Trail). The trail descends about 500 ft with lots of bumps, jumps, berms, tabletops and switchbacks. It's safe enough for intermediate riders and exciting enough for experts. The trail was designed and built by the same folks who built the Tamarancho trails.

Follow the traverse out of the pump/flow trail until it intersects the Big Valley Trail. Continue on to Krestrel Loop Trail until you reach the small farm building. Turn right on South Tree Frog Loop . This is a short, steep fire road that will take you to the top of Flowetry In Motion in about 1/3 of a mile.

Turn left and follow the flowy Flowetry In Motion trails bumps, banked corners and gratuitous curves to for a couple of mile until it turns into a farm road by the creek, North Tree Frog Loop. Watch for uphill traffic (sight lines are generally pretty good).

Follow North Tree Frog Loop back to Big Valley Trail. Turn right and follow Big Valley Trail by the creek and then UP to get back to the beginning of Bump and Jump Trail. When you get back to the top retrace you path on Soaring Eagle trail to get back to the tunnel.

Instead of going back down Edwards Loop trail, go right and stay right to take Wood Rat and then Edwards Creek trail to experience yet another gorgeous singletrack through the woods. You'll end up on the last section of Edwards Loop trail that will take you back to the parking lot.


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Jun 11, 2017
Michael Barba
May 21, 2017
kurt schmidt
May 16, 2017
Shawn Jolley
May 7, 2017
Andrew Betoff
Sugar City is very overgrown- would recommend skipping it. 10mi
May 3, 2017
Doug Robertson
Quite overgrown Sugar City and beyond but rideable.
Apr 23, 2017
Becky Shamford
Apr 1, 2017
Ryan Matthews
Uphill is a monster from the beginning and the single tracks are beasts. Definitely a technical trail during the second leg but worth it 8.1mi
Apr 1, 2017
Stephen SS

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Minor Issues 9 days ago
Mostly Dry - Tree frog loop is open according to Ebrpd website . Note the fence at the top of the long climb appears to be in the wrong spot per th...
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I rode this flow trail with my 12-year old son and he was grinning ear to ear at the bottom, although the climb out was less fun... The climb up to the top was moderate, but nice a scenic. The flow trail was incredibly fun - just use caution with the cows! Here's my first drop in with my boy, taking it easy... watch out for cows and their pies!! Dec 22, 2016

Seriously undeserving of the current four-star rating. Apr 29, 2017

Rode today for the 1st, so I haven't learned the best lines yet. Use caution on Soaring Eagle, as it's been recently graded - per conditions update above. Deceptively deep loose soil and rock along the sides of the trail, along with plenty of off-camber turns to challenge your balance. Sugar City ungroomed + layered w hay; like riding on ice/snow. Stay away from Flowetry. Chin high thistle forests May 29, 2017

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