Crockett Hills

 48 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°)

Minor Issues

28 days agoUpdate

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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Aug 10, 2017
Ryan Bicker
Jul 23, 2017
Dan Bress
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Jul 19, 2017
Elaine Brown
Jul 4, 2017
Josh LOCKWOOD
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Jun 28, 2017
Sonny Crockett
First time out, lots of poop! nice to see something like this so local. 10mi
Jun 11, 2017
Michael Barba
May 21, 2017
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May 16, 2017
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  4.0 from 48 votes

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Conditions


Minor Issues 28 days ago
Dry - After you come off the pump trail turn right and climb towards the start. The trail to the left is closed AFTER you do the climb :(
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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


I would give this a 3 out of 5 stars. Fun but the cows destroy the trail. The flow trail may have been fun once but the cows and rain destroyed it. Jun 27, 2017


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