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Crafton Hills Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (6)

A dirt doubletrack through Crafton Hills Open Space.


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5.7

Miles

9.1

KM

Doubletrack

3,427' 1,044 m

High

2,355' 718 m

Low

1,126' 343 m

Up

666' 203 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Commonly Bikepacked · Views

Family Friendly Wide areas of gravel to walk to. I have seen lots of families with young kids using this trail as well

Description

Take this dirt doubletrack up and over the Crafton Hills as it accesses a number of trails in the area. The high point of this one is at the top of Zanja Peak (3,533') with terrific 360° views. The climb can be tough as it is sustained for over four miles with only a brief downhill section after one mile.

From the summit, continue along the ridgeline as it bends to the right (southeast) towards Yucaipa Regional Park. Most visitors will use this doubletrack as part of the longer Hilltop College Loop.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert with improvements by Ghel Dalupang

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

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  3.8 from 6 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
Trail is plenty fine even for old school mountain bikes.  This last week (July 19ish 2017) it was graded and for right now has a patchy mix of hardpack, small rocks, and loose dirt.
Jul 22, 2017 near Yucaipa, CA

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Oct 10, 2019
Nelson Hernandez
Dec 23, 2018
Sergio Blanco
Oct 20, 2018
Peggy Hughes
I tried to do the whole loop, but had to come down the regional park trail. It did not appear that anyone has taken the dirt road down in a very lo…