Crockett Hills

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13.1 Miles 21.1 Kilometers



1,577' 481 m


-1,576' -480 m


760' 232 m


127' 39 m



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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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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
Mar 19, 2017
James Lindenberger
Fun ride! 13mi — 3h 30m
Feb 26, 2017
Christine Barker
Feb 26, 2017
Alec Bittner
Two fallen trees, muddy under trees. 7.5mi
Dec 4, 2016
Mike McMullen
Dry but lots of cow damage
Nov 24, 2016
ESG Greene

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All Clear 23 days ago
Mostly Dry: Some Muddy spots on the south end. Lots of cow damage making choppy trails south of the tunnel.
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Kevin Pena Adobe is more fun. I just rode Crockett Hills yesterday 5 minutes on really torn up single track judging by the trail wear vs cracking adobe soil it only sees light traffic at best. I think various Cycling groups could spur more regional support if they teamed up with counties and cities on a number of issues and were viewed as a great local resource. Example being Contra Costa County has major issues with illegal dumping out in the areas where we would most likely get to see more Mt bike trail development. Riding groups that team up with law enforcement, cities and counties to help prevent and even clean up this issue could be a win win for everyone. I don't see the horse riders associations EVER doing trail development, clean up or working with Counties and or cities to address things like illegal dumping in the more remote areas. Aug 11, 2016

Kevin I grew up riding Pena Adobe far better single track going on there than Crockett Hills. I rode Crockett Hills yesterday. What little single track there is is really broken up and judging by the surface rarely sees much traffic. I think the Mt biking community and cycling clubs need to team up with County and city level peeps to address issues in these more remote parks. If cyclists are seen as strong partners in addressing tough issues we might succeed in gaining more support for better trail development to increase park use etc. Aug 11, 2016

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

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