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Crafton Hills Ridge Trail

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6.0 Miles 9.6 Kilometers


90%

Runnable

1,115' 340 m

Ascent

-769' -234 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

3,427' 1,045 m

High

2,357' 718 m

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Nice dirt road with moderate grade and great views over Mentone, Redlands, and Yucaipa.

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Pay parking at Crafton Hills College (south end of trail) or Yucaipa Regional Park (north end of trail).

Runner Notes

Trail has great views, but it has little cover. In the summer, you should target an early start time to avoid triple digit heat. It's also advisable to bring plenty of water.

Description

The trail begins on the south end at Crafton Hills College. You'll need to pay for a temporary parking pass ($2) at one of the automated machines in the parking lots.

Look for the tennis courts on campus and follow the paved road on their north side for a few hundred yards until the road turns to dirt and leaves the campus property a little past the solar arrays. From here the dirt road climbs at a moderate grade for approximately 3.5 to 4 miles before starting its descent towards Yucaipa Regional Park.

From the top, the descent begins gently for about a mile to its junction with the trail that goes down to the regional park. This trail is singletrack and descends rather steeply. Excellent views of Mentone, Redlands, and Yucaipa are available for almost the entire length of the trail in addition to the view of the Yucaipa Ridge and the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, San Gabriel Mountains to the west, and the San Jacinto Mountains to the southeast.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of ceanothus, sugar bush, white sage, California buckwheat, chamise, and other coastal sage scrub plants dot the trail. Take this route in the spring when the ceanothus are blooming. Deer, coyotes, and other wildlife are also present within the Crafton Hills Preserve.

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