Mountain bikers have been complaining for years that the East Bay Regional Parks bans us from singletrack and keeps us relegated to boring fire road climbs. But now we have a playground to call our own called the Crockett Hills.
Ten years ago Crockett Hills Regional Park was just a few steep fire road climbs with no hint of singletrack trails. It was a blank canvas, and many of us implored the EBRP to cut new multi-use trails. And then one day it happened. It has taken quite a few years to get where we are today, but Crockett Hills is now a destination with some really fun riding.
- The ride is about 13 miles with 1,800 feet of elevation gain. As a strong rider I can finish the route in about 90 minutes.
- Here’s the route on Strava
- Download the GPX file
- This ride is hardtail friendly and has no rocky or technical sections. There are a few rough sections from recent cow damage.
- The views are great throughout and there are a few benches along the way for breaks.
- Here’s the physical location of the park
- The parking lot fills up on weekends, so get there early or come later in the day. On weekdays you’ll only see a handful of other folks.
- Bathrooms and water are available next to the parking lot.
- The J&L Market is a small grocery store in Crockett that has essential supplies.
- There is a gas station as well.
- There is no bike shop within any reasonable distance, so make sure your bike is up to snuff before heading out.