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Crockett Hills

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

13.3 mile 21.4 kilometer loop
80% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,519' 463 m
Descent: -1,513' -461 m
High: 757' 231 m
Low: 127' 39 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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A grand tour of the Crockett Hills singletrack flow trails.

Mike Anciaux

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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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, Mount Tam, and Mount Diablo. This loop ride takes you to the the trails built in 2014 on the back side of the park - Sugar City Trail and Tree Frog Loop.

Need to Know

A new wooden bridge was installed in 2018 at the base of Sugar City Trail to cross the drainage at the base connecting to Big Valley Trail. Goldfinch Trail is subject to seasonal closure when the golden eagles are nesting.

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 with a picnic table near the intersection with Big Valley Trail.

From the picnic table, 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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The secret is out. Crockett Hills is one of the best mountain biking destinations in the East Bay.
Jun 22, 2016 near Crockett, CA
Crockett Hills Trail - Might be Tree Frog Loop
Mar 11, 2018 near Crockett, CA
A view of the Sugar City Trail - At least 30 little jumps on the side of that hill!
Dec 15, 2016 near Crockett, CA
Great views from Soaring Eagle Trail
Mar 11, 2015 near Crockett, CA
Crockett Hills Trail - Might be Tree Frog Loop
Mar 11, 2018 near Crockett, CA
California Golden Poppies on Unfinished Business
Mar 17, 2015 near Crockett, CA

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