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Crockett Hills

 3.8 (78)

13.3 Miles 21.4 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

1,519' 463 m

Ascent

-1,513' -461 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

757' 231 m

High

127' 39 m

Low

Shared By Mike Anciaux

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A grand tour of the Crockett Hills singletrack flow trails.

Mike Anciaux

Dogs Leashed

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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.

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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Sep 9, 2018
Brandon Pearcy
Sep 6, 2018
Aaron Kint
Wow this is an amazing trail! The views are spectacular! Fast and fun single tracks! 13mi
Aug 12, 2018
Megan Dillon
Aug 1, 2018
Paul Paradis
Jul 20, 2018
Tyler Medina
Jun 24, 2018
Alex Rodriguez
May 19, 2018
Coltonpalmer
May 17, 2018
Jim Gray

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  3.8 from 78 votes

#1

in East Bay

#73

Overall
  3.8 from 78 votes
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3 Star
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in East Bay

#8

in California

#73

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28,457 Since Feb 24, 2015
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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
Some fun sections, but it seemed like I traveled a long distance over cattle damaged trail (and cow patties) for those brief downhill turns. Great spot in the east bay, yet the the 4 star rating has me scratching my head. Doesn't compare to many other 4 star rides around CA. The Bay Area has lemons, must make lemonade I guess. Mar 9, 2018
Incredibly poor trail quality due to constant bovine wear and tear. Wrecks almost the entire ride. Ratio of climbing pain to descending fun is terrible. Prepare to suffer for little reward. May 25, 2018

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