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  • Loma Linda/ Hilda Crook Park - #LomaLinda/HildaCrookPark

    Socal - San Bernardino County - Loma Linda/ Redlands NickNames: #LomaLinda/HildaCrookPark

    To get to loma linda, take the I-10fwy. towards SanBernardino, exit Mt. View Ave., head South. Mt. View will go straight for approx. 3 miles, then it will end at the enterance to Hilda Crook Park, enter the park and park in the first parking lot to your left, (there are only 2 parking lots, one to the left and one straight ahead up a hill, you can park in either but the lower lot to the left it the easiest and closest to the trail head) after parking you will be able to see the trail at the south end of the parking lot, there is a dirt trail and a cement trail, take either one, they meet up just around the corner. Thomas Guide page 607 D3


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    • Trail UpdateUnderstand

      Posted:07/03/2013

    • Trail UpdateHaving been a member of the Loma Linda community I can say that it is appalling that the city of Loma Linda has created the "South Hills Preserve" and then restricted access to those who are physically challenged. In their weekly town hall meetings they (Loma Linda City council) have also been instructing user's of said preserve to lie about being in imminent danger from motorized traffic in an effort to prompt the San Bernardino Sheriff helicopter to patrol the area. I suppose lying and wasting tax payer dollars is a priority of the good people of the Seventh Day Adeventist Church and the leaders of the Loma Linda community.

      Posted:03/13/2012

    • Trail UpdateThe rain has destroyed the trail. Went up today the Jedi & all the pump sections are washed away.

      Posted:12/24/2010

    • Trail UpdateIm going to try these trails on my BMX bike


      hope i dont get into to much trouble
      Chevt_Ninja a 17 year old riding a BMX Freestyle from Redlands, Ca

      Posted:03/14/2010

    • Trail UpdateFruita In The IE?-I just returned from Fruita and Moab never dreaming I would find something in the IE that was almost as much fun. This place is a blast. Ride up was easy and the decents were super fun. Don't ride down the easy way up. Take the trails to the East. They are super fun. Trail conditions were somewhat hardpacked with a few soft areas. Cheers to the guys who shovel this place.
      cycle56 a 36 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Santa Cruz Blur XC from Good old IE

      Posted:06/16/2009

    • Trail UpdateSnail Trail-i went up the fire road to the left of the wash in the begining.. was a nice climb .. a little rutted and sand in some areas but not to much.. was able to pedal through all of it.

      at the top i took what i think is the SNAIL TRAIL back... starts out with a ladder drop into the trail.. nice switch backs.. a few very nice jumps.. not to rutted.. almost killed a jogger though.. so watch out for them.

      over all was a very nice ride... not to fast coming back. but was fun. not to much DH but was an excelent freeride.
      DHie8786 a 22 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a iron horse MKIII from rialto CA.

      Posted:05/11/2009

    • Trail UpdateDecent "NOT"....Freeriding Yes!-If you want to ride a DECENT ride, ride the fire roads. If you want a technical Downhill, ride REVENGE of THE JEDI or the DH single track to the left of FOUR CORNERS above the BIG jumps. There are several others, you just have to find them and they're out there. CHECK OUT YOUTUBE and type in INTENSE DEMO DAY AT HULDA. Happy riding!
      a Downhiller riding a GIANT GLORY from FONTANA

      Posted:04/29/2009

    • Trail UpdateMore Pics-Rode this again on friday, ran into about 10 other riders, really nice, took more photos so people could see what its like. i think i rode the jedi to scott canyon, it was great and fast, there is a wood jump(see pic) at the top, looks good but didnt try it, sandy here and there but great riding, love the single track, i brought my gps so i could map the place, it will take awhile though, im coming here once a week at least, check out my pics, and lets ride
      guitarxphdx a 21 year old riding a Ironhorse from san bernardino

      Posted:03/28/2009

    • Trail UpdateFirst Time Here Today-was very impressed with the area. Did not think it was that big. I did not know where i was or was going, i should have brought the map, lol but i really enjoyed this place, i will be back again to find more trails, i also took pics so others could check this place out, and will post them.
      guitarxphdx a 21 year old riding a ironhorse warrior from san bernardino

      Posted:03/20/2009

    • Trail UpdateDecent Trail-This is the trail where I basically train and get my mileage 2-3x a week. It's not very technical or a real downhill so if you want something harder, find other trails or simply go faster so that the trail will become harder (duh).

      You can complete the whole ride in 1.5 hours at least in this sequence:

      Go halfway up to Jedi and look for a small trail that disappears into some trees. This will lead into a climb to a trail that goes through the side of a cliff and then to two hilltops, the second of which is the highest around.

      At the top of the highest hill, you will find a smaller trail (towards west) that will allow you to take some berms after a good 20ish ft steep drop.

      You exit on the smaller Jedi trail which you will take until you get to Four Corners (more of like 5).

      Turn a right (towards Razorback) and take a left before that one steep but little hill. That's Jackrabbit (take the trail that drops). Complete the Jackrabbit loop and pedal back up to Four Corners but keep on going until you reach the top of the hill that gives you a view of the mine.

      When you get to the top, have your daily meditation. Pray that God will keep you safe and lead your daily life.

      Now, its "downhill" time: From the top of the hill to the parking lot is 5-7 minutes (including jumps). You can go slower if you want to.

      Complete ride is ~1.5 hours. My personal best was 1.35 (1 hour and 22 minutes) hours but i am pretty sure that there are other who could go faster because I just started less than a year ago and my bike is a 33 lb aluminum hardtail (i am a poor student).

      and oh, be very wary with dirtbikes. I nearly crashed 3 times with some dirtbikes coming up on the Upper Jedi trail (its not too narrow but narrow enough). But i guess that's the risk with riding fast.
      gmarchie12 a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek 4900 Hardtail from Loma LInda

      Posted:03/08/2009

    • Trail UpdateOOOooh MAN, I Am Impressed!!!-Who ever has put time into that place (with shovels), my hats off to you. I had a great ride there this weekend. Rippin fast runs, beautiful jumps, high berms...goodtimes. Everyone was very friendly, showed us where to go, the correct lines up and down. Intense was there for demo day, bonus. Jedi is as bad ass as they make it sound, snail trail is awesome rippin fast left, right, left, jump , right, left, jump...loved it.Jack rabbit deserves a shout out as well. I cannot wait to go back!!!!! Thanks guys.
      HEADFIRST a 3200 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Floppy burrito bandito from Chee charoon

      Posted:02/03/2009

    • Trail UpdateRevenge Of The Jedi...-Conditions are great w/ hard packed trails carved from the recent storm. This park has been carved with some Freeride DH trails. Someone took the time to create hidden single track trails with step ladders, table top jumps, and sick DH drop-offs. A new trail right along side the original Jedi Run has another flight run. I think it's called the Return of the Jedi run. Great for all riders XC - DH! EXcellent quick cardio workout!
      a Downhiller riding a Specialized BIG HIT from Hemet

      Posted:02/02/2009

    • Trail UpdateNice Little Ride-Rode this trail today(late afternoon) 7-15-2008. Sandy in parts and pretty secluded. Took the trail straight in near the dog park, seemed like a constant subtle climb the whole way. Some awesome DH/FR stuff out there, but still fun on a XC bike. Will probably make this a regualr ride, as I live just down the street so if anyone is looking for someone to ride with let me know!

      schradec@me.com
      schrader a 21 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Fisher Tassajarra from Loma Linda CA

      Posted:07/15/2008

    • Trail UpdateSaaaaaaandy!-Rode this on Saturday (8/18). It was very sandy, and easy to crash every which way you can go. This park would be great in group or on a downhill bike.
      nycwinter a 31 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Gary Fisher Big Sur hardtail from Pomona, CA

      Posted:08/22/2007

    • Trail UpdateCardio For An Hour-If you really want a fast and good workout this is the place to be. This trail has a so many places to go for all levels! The famous Jedi for one is a killer downhill ride and the razor back is cardio workout.

      This trail is surprisingly getting a bit crowded on weekends and Wednesdays too.
      a Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized from Hemet

      Posted:04/17/2007

    • Trail UpdatePretty Good Workout For The Legs-I rode this trail last weekend right after we got some rain in the area and have to agree with one of the other posters that the trail is fairly firm and grippy right after it rains. I usually ride with with my beagle Wilson running right beside me and we both loved it. Rode up the fire road to the peak at just about 4 miles in about forty minutes, pretty good workout. Turned around and enjoyed the return trip in just 10 minutes with some decent down hill speeds. I would recommend this trail to just about any level of rider since it seems theres plenty of single track to explore just off the main fire road. The weather was great since i think it helped to keep the rattle snakes off the trail.
      commandermungo a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 05' Raleigh M80 from Redlands

      Posted:04/13/2007

    • Trail UpdateFreeridin' Here..-Haven't ridin here in years! Some one has taken the time to create several single track trails, table-top jumps and side skirt burms galore! This is the new generation freeride park! Whoohoo!
      Gekko a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Kona Coiler from Costa Mesa

      Posted:02/13/2007

    • Trail UpdateWednesdays-Every Wednesday at about 5:30pm, there's a group of 10 or more that rides here. Conditions are great. The guy with the shotgun is no longer there. Apparently he passed away and left his son to sell the his land. The famous Jedi is free 0nce again from the Empire. DH trails are being created at the very top of Jedi.
      Gekko a Downhiller riding a DEMO 8 Specialized from Costa Mesa, CA

      Posted:04/17/2006

    • Trail UpdateTrail Conditions-Been out there about 3 to 4 times a week for the past month and a half or so, no old man with a shotgun. Trails are in good shape. Some horse and coyote poop here and there. Once I was out and seemed like a group of people on horseback's horses decided to all let loose at the same time, that was kinda gross but other than that its in good shape. Trail is a good workout but not too difficult, my 5 year old makes it up to the hike a bike part to the Jedi. I always see a few mountain bikers out there especially on the weekends. Also look out for the dirt bikes on the weekend. Happy trails!
      Roo a 27 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a 06' Specialized Stumpjumper FSR from Rialto, CA

      Posted:01/22/2006

    • Trail UpdateAny one seen the old man with the shotgun out there?

      Posted:01/10/2006

    • Trail UpdateJeDi TrAiL-Rode the famous Jedi trail on last Sunday and the conditions were perfect. Weather was sweet and trails were hardpacked with lots of greenery surround. Surprisingly there were a lot of Mtnbikers there with a few hikers. Lots of singletrack formation from the recent rainfall. Overall, a decent enough ride for cardio workout and a plus to view the San Bernardino valley and no guard tower to watch ou for. PS Once upon a time ago this park had a few races here...currently its kind of dead here its a shame...
      a 30 year old Downhiller riding a Bighit FSR 1 from Costa Mesa, CA

      Posted:01/10/2006

    • Trail UpdateJEDI-Rode yesterday, conditions were sweet! Perfect temps, clean air, lots of jumps, very little trafic (one rider, and one guy walking a dog)but watch out for PooP.
      SARTrider

      Posted:11/27/2005

    • Trail UpdateProposed Wilderness Park-FYI - About a few months ago there was a flyer from the city of Loma Linda proposing a master plan of a wilderness park. The park will be located here in Hulda Crooks and which will expand from to the east, south,and west side of the park. The park will have a series trails, golf course, and an outdoor amphitheatre. The park will preserve most of the wildlife and existing trails. This is good news for Mtn. Bikers who usually ride here.
      a Weekend Warrior from Redlands

      Posted:11/21/2005

    • Trail UpdateJedi Trail-its been 2 years since i've been here. heard it was safe to ride now. the jedi is back to its old shape,rode up it thats bout it, was tempted to ride jackrabbit trail on the backside but thats were we ran into the crazy old guy years ago.still a good quick ride.
      a 42 year old Weekend Warrior riding a santa cruz lite from redlands

      Posted:11/02/2005

    • Trail UpdateLoma Linda / Crook Park-Rode the trail this past weekend after having not been there for 3 years and the trails are exactly the way I remember them. The main trail (up to the Jedi) is a good workout, and there are some nice offshoot trails that will take you along the hilltops. This place has never let me down for a nice quick trail ride.
      Jay a 32 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Frankenstein from Riverside, CA

      Posted:07/24/2005

    • Trail UpdateTHE JEDI LIVES-Took the DH bike to the famous JEDI run and it was sweet. We bombed down a couple of times without any hesitation. Try it you'll like it!
      Gekko a Downhiller riding a Secialized BIGHIT from Costa Mesa

      Posted:05/23/2004

    • Trail UpdateThursday Ride-Rode here on Thursday afternoon. Area is in great condition. Took the Aussie dog around the park and tried to get myself back into shape after being out from riding for a couple of years.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 10 miles Elevation change: 500
      Singletrack=40% Dirt Road=60%
      Kenny a 30 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a 2001 Giant NRS from Redlands, CA

      Posted:05/22/2004

    • Trail UpdateI stopped here for the first time on the way to the Redlands Bike Classic. Overall, these are some fun hills, but a bit confusing. Was looking for Jedi and Jack rabbit but don't think I ever found them. A friend said start out by the resevior and look for hike-a-bike section, you can't miss it. Well I found the section he was talking about and after hiking up and trying not to puke, I looked out at all the fire roads and single tracks. Too many to choose from and they all look fun. Took the furthest left option, ended up overlooking parking lot, not jedi, took furthest right option, not jedi. Where the F... is jedi? Regardless, had a great time. Great single tracks with hidden jumps all over the place. Definitly coming back. Watch out for bees by resevior.
      Ben a 29 year old Cross-Country Rider from 909

      Posted:03/29/2004

    • Trail UpdateLoma Linda-I rode there about a week ago. Good stuff, jedi was in great shape. I did see alot of signs and stuff indicating we werent welcome on the ridgeline above jedi, but I didnt see any "old Man" Just keep your eyes open I guess. I probably will head out there this afternoon........
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      The Head a 33 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a 2000 GT Avalanche

      Posted:02/10/2004

    • Trail UpdateHas anybody been up there lately? I heard the owner beyond the Jedi trail took a shot at somebody & got locked up. I do not know if this is true or not. The trails are great nobody ever goes up there.

      Posted:02/09/2004

    • Trail UpdateGreat Ride!-I always have a good time up in these hills. I have just started to go up again once or twice a week. It does seem pretty dead up there though. I rarely see other bikers. Well, I guess more trails for me. I would definitely recommend riding up here though. Like I said, I always have a great time. And the trails are in pretty good condition right now.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: Depends Elevation change: ?
      Joshua a 23 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Custom from Loma Linda, CA

      Posted:11/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateHilda Crook Park-hello...is there anyone out there? From the past messages it appears I could be risking my life going beyond the parking at Hilda Crook. I went there yesterday eve and I believe I went up beyond the secondary area then turned left and wound around the left side of a hill overlooking the south part of the park, I nearly died just trying to bike it up there! (because I haven't done this in nearly ten years - or anything else!) I saw many trails leading away from me but was pretty worn out and blasted back down. Is this park a ghost town or what? Anyone with the recent skinny on the park I would love to hear from you. Please email me at henryalawinski@msn.com Have a great ride!
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 2.5 Elevation change: 200ft?
      Dirt Road=100%
      Tony a 40 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Rockhopper from Redlands

      Posted:10/14/2003

    • Trail UpdateJeti Trail-rode this trail today it has been along time. the old guy put a fence up 100 ft before you start the jeti trail. and i guess the regulars tore it down. the jeti was mowed through and widen out this used to be a great ride years ago now you re watching your back for the old shotgun man! only went to the top of the jeti didnt want another run in with him again. but ther still is alot of good riding ie jackrabbit trail on the other side. saw a lot of riders up there good riding
      fred a 39 year old Die-hard Enthusiast

      Posted:06/09/2002

    • Trail UpdateThe Jedi Strikes Back-The Jedi is back. Though there are some sections that are a little rough, it is still a fun trail. I rode it the other day and it was great.
      RandyO a 27 year old Downhiller riding a Marin Quake from San Bernardino

      Posted:02/14/2002

    • Trail UpdateLoma Linda/ Hilda Crook Park-That's a shame, Jedi was a great trail. I had a feeling the owner would get fed up, and do something extreme.....

      Posted:05/08/2001

    • Trail UpdateEmperor Strikes Back...-Dope! The jedi run is no longer a trail. Apparently the prop. owner hired a bulldozer and demolished the trail completely. But there is phat DH course right above the secondary parking.
      a Downhiller riding a Specialized DH FSR

      Posted:05/07/2001

    • Trail UpdateHulda's Backyard-Despite of all the commotion and complaints this trail has gotten, i still find it ridable. Of course I avoided the "tower guard"(the property owner) area and found other areas to ride. The trails are molded by the recent rainfall which makes some of the areas technical and quite challenging. I also discovered a bmx/downhill trail just above the secondary parking area. The downhill trails are labeled with posted signs to choose from.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Singletrack=40% Dirt Road=60%
      O3dee a 30 year old Downhiller riding a Specialized Comp DH from Loma Linda

      Posted:04/16/2001

    • Trail UpdatePeople don't stop and think that, on top of everything else, this owner is having to pay a huge amount of property taxes on this land too.
      He's got it for sale, why don't you all just buy it??

      Posted:02/05/2001

    • Trail UpdateHulda Crooks-Do you realize there has not been an update on this trail for over a year?It is not an issue so before you start ragging on MTB'rs check the facts.It sucks up there anyway.

      Posted:02/05/2001

    • Trail UpdateEver Wonder WHY?-Does everyone wanting to use this private property really think that the owner is chasing people away just because he has nothing better to do with his time? If it wasn't for people disrespecting him and abusing his property it wouldn't have become an issue in the first place!
      How would you feel to come into your backyard and find someone tearing down your fence because it impedes their access to your property, and then when you tell them to leave they say to go F#@% yourself, they'll do what they want? Or not being able to use your own property to hunt, as you had for years, because all the illegal traffic was scaring off game or out of fear someone could get hurt? What if you just wanted a little peace and quiet, some privacy? You would think that at least on your own property you could get that! Would these things be enough to piss you off?
      It get's much worse... Reports of violence, people dumping drug waste, evidence of drug use (two cyclists smoking pot, in fact, just the other week), several rapes, serious injury accidents, expensive property damage, severe fires started, the list goes on guys. How comfortable would you be having these things go on in your backyard? He is being a responsible landowner by tring to keep people out!
      And before you say it, no, it's not just the motorcyclists.
      I have spoken to many people up there myself, and some of them seem honestly respectful and understanding of the situation. But it has been a sad minority. I can't blame the owner and his sons for getting angry and fed up with people after everything they've been through!
      Oh, and with regard to the signs- I've seen them place 5 metal signs in a day, only to see them torn down within 3 days, going so far as to come up at night to saw through a 4 in. pipe. There have been hundreds of signs. I don't think he's the 'jerk'.
      For all of you who think you aren't hurting anything by riding up there, remember that you're violating the rights of hardworking people and adding to what has become a daily battle to defend those rights.
      Think about it guys, if you're up there, or telling other people to go there, you're part of the problem.
      Please note: I’m not trying to ‘rag’ on anybody or ‘start an ongoing debate’, but I think it’s only fair , not to mention responsible, to let the honest people who come to this site know what the situation with this trail is.

      Posted:02/05/2001

    • Trail UpdateLoma Linda/Jedi-I finally got a chance to ride the famed Jedi trail on 2-5-00. In the parking lot my buddy and I ran into a couple of disgruntled bikers who were run off the trail by the owner. Reportedly he was packing heat and told them to get lost. Having already made the trek out there we decided to give it a shot. Our approach was to ride up Jedi and turn around at first sight of the owner. Luckily no one was coming down and we made it to the top for a nice ride down. We never saw the owner and had no other problems. The trail was in great shape and provided a cool downhill run. I suggest that others take this approach if they really want to ride Jedi. I am of the opinion that too many trails are being restricted or closed down to mountain bikers. We have the right to enjoy the trails and should. So long as people follow some general guidelines and practice trail courtesy there should not be a problem. Unfortunately in the case of this trail it is on private land. There are no signs posted telling people to stay off nor is there any indication that this part of the park is on private land. My suggestion is simply go for it because at some point the jerk that owns the land will take steps to keep everyone off his land.
      John a 27 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized S Works from Alta Loma

      Posted:02/16/2000

    • Trail UpdateI rode Hulda on Sunday, and it was great. Unfortunately,the property is owned by a private owner
      and he does not like people riding on it. The property line is approximately the start of Jedi.I spoke to the City Planner on 2-7-00, and they confirmed it's private property.They said their trying to work something out, but it doesn't look good. Sorry for the bad news!!!!!!!
      a Weekend Warrior riding a 2000 Specialized Hard Rock

      Posted:02/07/2000

    • Trail Updateooops it's: Hulda Crooks, sorry.

      Posted:06/10/1999

    • Trail UpdateTito-By the way it is actually Hulda Crook Park....not Hilda. Thanks.

      Posted:06/10/1999

    • Trail UpdateJedi-This ride is a major problem and has turned into a land dispute. The city is trying to gain an easement for the trail that is on his land. I don't know how long this will go on, but remember one thing-it is still the owners land and he has every right to keep us off. If you are going to ride this, it's best to check with the San Berdo County Sherrif's office first to see what the status of the trail easement is.

      Posted:05/26/1999

    • Trail UpdateATTEMPTED TO RIDE LAST WEEK 4-10-99, RODE THE JEDI RUN AND IT WAS SWEET. ASIDE FROM THE HASSLES OF THE PROPERTY OWNER, IT HAS CALMED DOWN. APPARENTLY, ONE OF THE OWNERS WAS ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING BLANKS @ PEOPLE WHO WERE UP THERE.
      Singletrack=35% Dirt Road=50% Truck Trail=40%
      3DEE a 32 year old Weekend Warrior riding a GT REBOUND from BURBANK, CA

      Posted:04/17/1999

    • Trail UpdateJon-Just went up to Jedi on 4-4-99 and we were told to leave by the owner. This is extremely unfortunate as this is probably on of the best trails anywhere. I hope that the owner will get tired of chasing people off soon. As far as I can tell, mtn. bikers have caused minimal problems on the trail. Most trouble has been caused by motorized vehicles and what are probably partiers. I hope the owner(s) realize this.
      Jon a 37 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Litespeed from San Bernardino

      Posted:04/04/1999

    • Trail UpdateJedi-Hey everyone, I rode the jedi and the property owner is posting no tresspassinug signs. I would hate to see this trail closed down so if any one hears of meeting or any other way tp possably fight this please post it thanks. Also I talked to a guy and he said the owner is out chasing people away on the weekend,and i rode monday night and he wasn't there. so watch out!

      Posted:03/29/1999

    • Trail UpdateGin/Will-Have been to Hilda several times and lately have been
      stopped by the local police, it seems that the area of
      land out by the Jedi is private property and the owner
      does not like trespassers, a couple of friends were riding at the Jedi and were chased by a truck. Use
      caution and check for private property signs. This is a great trail, don't want to see it closed.
      Dirt Road=60% Truck Trail=40%
      Gina Boehm a 38 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Raliegh, hard tail, with front suspension from San Beranrdino, Ca. URL: ginwill

      Posted:03/15/1999

    • Trail UpdateHulda Crooks-just wanted to say i rode up there last week and it was great. we rode the jedi and man was it sweet. the trail was just fixed so right now is great hope to see ya there.
      Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=50% Truck Trail=40%
      chris a 17 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a trek st-120 not many of them from beaumont

      Posted:12/23/1998

    • Trail UpdateI just road From the main trail up to the base of the jet eye and back to hulda crooks park via the razor back. Most of the sand is gone for some reason, but the hills still feel like an oven being that most of them are burnt and there is no shade what-so-ever to hide from the 105 degree heat. The Trail past 4 courners isn't single track anymore. It's back to being fire road again until about 100 yards from the mouth of the jet eye. Razor back is also very hard packed and extreamly ridable.
      Singletrack=70% Truck Trail=30%
      Steve a 20 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a klein from Loma Linda CA

      Posted:08/22/1998

    • Trail UpdateLoma Linda / Hilda Crook Park-Atempted to ride the trail last weekend, but the main trail has been paved over with tons of sand. A few weeks ago there was a fire in the canyon and the fire trucks had to make a temporary road to get to the back of the canyon. Very difficult to ride into the canyon, but still pretty quick coming out. Watch out for the sand!!!
      Singletrack=80% Truck Trail=20%
      Jason a 25 year old Weekend Warrior riding a GT from Grand Terrace, CA

      Posted:08/08/1998

    • Trail UpdateReic Esparza-rode the razor back fast and very rideable
      Singletrack=80% Truck Trail=15%
      eric esparza a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a rocky mountain from san antonio tx

      Posted:07/04/1998

    • Trail UpdateLoma Linda is a very kewl place to ride, there is tons of trails you can get to from the main trail head. The riding out there is a little bit technical, as long as you know how your ride responds you should be able to ride it with little to no problems. I do recommend some type of front suspention, even if they are just little elastomer shocks (such as the kind I ride on), it is not nessasary, but it will help out in some areas. The terrain is a bit on the sandy/loose dirt side, The sand is not a big problem, and the loose dirt is only on the main, wide trail where the motorcycles ride. As of right now (December 25th) the terrain is very technical and full of ruts that are just waiting to consume body parts of the Mountain Biker that falls. So be carefull, the rains have cut alot of ruts and placed big mud holes, or very soft dirt traps (where the mud was before it dried). Over all this is a good place to ride, there is some single track, but most of it is fire roads, and ridges. Bring enough water and a PowerBar, you will need it.
      After parking you will be able to see the trail at the south end of the parking lot, there is a dirt trail and a cement trail, take either one, they meet up just around the corner. From there follow the main trail up about 2 miles, it will come to a part where if you were to go straight you would have to get off your bike and push it up a big hill, or you could go to the left and take a small trail into the bushes, guess which trail you need to take??? that's right party people, you gotta get off your bike and hike it up the hill (that's why they call it Hike-A-Bike)if you take the trail to the left your chances of dying are great, it is a long up-hill trail and you will probably get hit by another MTB coming down the trail (note this is the single track that you will be able to access once you climb "Hike-A-Bike") so once you make it to the first ridge of the hill there is a little trail off to the left, you can take that and it will take you to the top of the hill, or you can continue to hike up the hill, they both go to the same place, so it's your choice, personally i would take the trail there.
      OK, I'm at the top of the hill and out of breath, now what? Well after you rest for a while and eat some of that PowerBar that I kindly told you to bring, you can either jump up the little hill known as "The Wall" and ride the ridge, this is a kewl thing to ride because it is so high up you can see the entire city, or you can ride to your left and up the hill (yes there are lot's of hills, but it's not that bad). When I ride I like to go to the left and up the hill, once up the little hill it will go down a little hill and you will end up at a "lookout point" or the end of "jedi Ridge". off to the left there is a little trail called "jedi" this is all downhill singletrack, it is very fun, but watch your speed, it can get you into trouble. At the end of this single track you will be at the bottom of "Hike-A-bike", go back up "Hike-A-Bike" and this time go to the right, this is "Ridge", you will come to a fork in the road, take the right fork and you will be on, "Dragons Back" after a short ride on Dragons Back, you will see a trail off to the right called "Razor Back", it looks like a little cement pile, but it looks scary because there is little room to cross it, do yourself, your family, and your life insurance company a favor, WALK across it, DON'T try to ride it!!!!!, after that you will be able to find your way back down the canyon.
      If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to ride either Loma Linda or some other place, feel free to E-mail me at clay778@aol.com
      Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=60% Paved Path=2% Truck Trail=8%
      Corey or Clay a 19 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek 850shx / Speedplay Frogs from Rialto, Ca, URL:link to my web page, includes Loma Linda map.

      Posted:12/26/1997


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