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Crockett Hills

 55 votes

13.1 Miles 21.1 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

1,577' 481 m

Ascent

-1,576' -480 m

Descent

760' 232 m

High

127' 39 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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A grand tour of the Crockett Hills singletrack flow trails.

Mike Anciaux

Overview

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.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

The creek crossing on Big Valley Trail is closed

Description

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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Dec 16, 2017
Coltonpalmer
Dec 15, 2017
Ethan Tarran
Nov 18, 2017
Henry King
Oct 22, 2017
Mig Shadow
1st time, Very fun! 17.6mi
Oct 15, 2017
Steve Colen
10mi
Oct 14, 2017
Coltonpalmer
Oct 14, 2017
Bradley Penrod
The trails in California, except Tahoe, suck my balls. I’ve never seen so many badass bikes that have never been truly shredded but in the Bay.
Oct 1, 2017
Jane H
This is a legit little trail; had no idea it was tucked up there. Sugar City covered in jumps. Worth the drive over.

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Minor Issues 16 days ago
Muddy, Some Mud - Muddy in spots and sugar City is pretty beat
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I completely agree with Blake Bandy. In fact, the entire Bay Area trail system has my mind made up of leaving the area and moving to seattle where people know how to build trails. Oct 14, 2017
Mike Anciaux
Alamo, CA
Mike Anciaux   Alamo, CA
All the trails are now in great shape. EBRPD has done a great job of fixing the damage of last winter. Time to go set some PRs Oct 15, 2017
2016: trails torn up by cattle, 2017: the trails were pretty torn up by erosion from the very wet winter but for the first-first-ever in an East Bay Regional Park the Crockett Hills supervisor kept the cattle out until June! Great effort on this part to make it a bike-friendly park. Lots of work had to be done to deal with all the erosion and that took some time. Hopefully maintenance improvements in the future. fyi. This is a regional park (as most open space in the East Bay is) under its own jurisdiction (not country or city or state). Dec 9, 2017

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