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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 344' 105 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,540' 774 m
Low: 2,195' 669 m


Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)


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Trail shared by Mark C. Miller

A 1.0 mile singletrack climb with moderate grade, switchbacks, and good flow. Great up and down.

Mark C. Miller

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Park on 13th St. in Yucaipa, CA. Hop on your bike, cross the street to the north and start rolling on the dirt sidewalk track. Three Hawks is the second trail on your right - a 1-mile climb with a consistent, moderate grade. The lower half is fairly open with berms on many of the switchbacks.

The top section kicks up a bit, and the switchbacks get tighter. There's a little bit of minor exposure in spots, but nothing too threatening. The top of the trail dumps you off on a fire road for a more cross-country ride. Following the fire road to the regional park trail, taking that down, and taking the road back to your car gets you around 10 miles of riding. The trail surface is standard SoCal hardpack to loose over hardpack, with a rocky base that holds up pretty well to the infrequent rain. The trail is decently flowy and lets you keep up speed on the downhill.

Watch out for climbing cyclists and hikers, there are lots of both, but hikers are used to, and very tolerant of, mountain bikers. Sightlines tend to be very good, so climb/descend conflicts are rare.


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Jan 19, 2019
Dave Larson
A fun trail. A nice climb up to an incredible view. A lot of versatility here. You can go up & back down, make a short loop or a longer 10 mile loop. 3mi — 1h 00m
Nov 26, 2016
Jared Orland
First ride on my yeti 1.5mi

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Three Hawks is just a small part of a much larger trail system on the Crafton Hills. Several ways to loop the hills so easy to get a 20 mile ride out of it, much of it single track. Trails in good condition so no hike-a-bike. Nov 21, 2015

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