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Crafton Hills

Intermediate
 4.2 (29) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A mixed-width loop with moderate grades, switchbacks, and good flow; look for the fun descent to the parking lot.


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Map Key

9.9

Miles

16.0

KM

20%

Singletrack

3,424' 1,044 m

High

2,193' 668 m

Low

1,369' 417 m

Up

1,367' 417 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Hop on your bike and get ready for a 10-mile loop that's equal parts moderate climb and fun, dusty descent. There's a decent amount of flow, so you won't struggle keeping up your speed on the downs. Expect the standard SoCal hardpack varying to loose-over-hardpack. The area has a good, rocky base, so it holds up well to the infrequent rain.

Description

Start from the curbside parking on 13th St. in Yucaipa, CA. Three Hawks Trail 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 Crafton Hills Ridge Trail for a more XC 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jose Amador Soria

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 29 votes

#581

Overall
  4.2 from 29 votes
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Love this trail!
Dec 1, 2017 near Yucaipa, CA
Top of Three Hawks.
Dec 1, 2017 near Yucaipa, CA
A nice place to take a few minutes before the last uphill.
Oct 29, 2016 near Mentone, CA
This is what you get the first mile.
Oct 29, 2016 near Yucaipa, CA
View point
Jun 16, 2020 near Yucaipa, CA
This is the reason you come to MTB this trail.
Oct 29, 2016 near Yucaipa, CA

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Jul 25, 2021
Wes Feller
10mi — 1h 50m
Jul 5, 2021
Wes Feller
9.9mi — 1h 55m
May 10, 2021
Panzer Torres
Aug 22, 2020
Alonzo Rodriguez
Jun 16, 2020
Leo Bill
Apr 18, 2020
Justin Powell
Excellent ride! 11.8mi — 1h 45m
Apr 4, 2020
Gela MalekPour
Super mellow. 10mi
Mar 20, 2020
Ken Sullivan
Long climb (almost a whole set of Phish on the way up), but super flowy and fun on the way down. 9.9mi — 2h 00m