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Crockett Hills Beginner Loop

Intermediate
 4.6 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The BEST beginner loop in Crockett Hills. The climbing can get steep, but the descent is extremely long and fun.


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6.5

Miles

10.5

KM

90%

Singletrack

758' 231 m

High

135' 41 m

Low

644' 196 m

Up

636' 194 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Family Friendly The short mileage and easy difficulty make this perfect for families, but the climbing is steep in parts. For this reason, I would recommend this for older kids, and be prepared to have them walk.

Overview

Wood Rat Trail, Soaring Eagle Trail, and Edwards Loop Trail are the highlights of this ride. Fast and flowy singletrack make these fun in either direction.

Description

NOTE: This loop skips all of the extremely fun flow trails. If you are intermediate or above, I would recommend doing the whole Crockett Hills loop.

The first half of this trail is all climbing. Although it looks hard, the only difficult part is the Edwards Creek Trail, which climbs for around 1.2 miles. After that, it is an easy climb to the top via Wood Rat Trail and Soaring Eagle Trail.

After around three miles, you'll reach two benches. Congratulations! You completed the climb! If you or your child handled the climb well, consider going down the extremely fun and flowy Sugar City Trail (and back up Big Valley Trail /Two Peaks Trail).

Otherwise, turn around and backtrack to the tunnel. Then, instead of taking Wood Rat Trail back down to the parking lot, take Edwards Loop Trail. It is more fun, but the switchbacks can be a little tight for complete beginners.

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Shared By:

Brady L with improvements by Go Bing

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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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
The Slab
Dec 30, 2020 near Crockett, CA
The Slab—asphalt area with picnic tables that is the top of the hill between Sugar City (through gate straight ahead) and Soaring Eagle trail that heads back to Cummings Skyway
Dec 29, 2020 near Crockett, CA
Crockett Hills Loop
Nov 13, 2019 near Crockett, CA
The start of the bump, jump and flow trail
Mar 11, 2015 near Crockett, CA
Great views from Soaring Eagle Trail
Mar 11, 2015 near Crockett, CA

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Jan 16, 2021
Daniele Tessaro
Dec 24, 2020
Robert St Jacques
Great trail, quick and smooth, climbs were long but definitely worth it 5.6mi — 1h 24m
Oct 8, 2020
Stacey Knowles
great little loop.. Wish it was longer. be sure to warm legs up, climbing right from the start.
Jul 26, 2020
Daniel Zweig
First "mountain biking" ever. Awesome time.
Jul 26, 2020
Ray Smit
0h 45m
Jul 23, 2020
Drew Obston