3 miles
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-657 ft
Descent
00:30:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 3 Mile Smile Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

3 Mile Smile Details

  • Riding Area
    Cottonwood Valley
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #4569 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A perennial favorite DH in the Blue Diamond/Cottonwood area. Not overly technical, with good flow and speed. Preferred direction is Northbound (downhill), though many riders tie in with Badger Pass and ride up to the top of this DH to get the full smile (Dwight Robertson)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 3 Mile Smile bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -589 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,237 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,881 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,857 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,268 ft
  • Grade
    -3.773%
  • Grade max
    -19.733%
  • Grade min
    7.701%
  • Distance climb
    2,568 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    255 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:24
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to 3-mile-smile trailhead (35.956250, -115.436690)
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3 Mile Smile Trail Reports

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Nov 30, 2017 @ 10:19am
Nov 30, 2017
3 Mile Smile, Las Vegas
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Sep 4, 2017 @ 5:33am
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3 Mile Smile, San Luis Obispo
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Nov 21, 2016 @ 1:01pm
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3 Mile Smile, Las Vegas
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Nov 21, 2016 @ 1:01pm
Nov 21, 2016
3 Mile Smile, Las Vegas

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag CavemanGypsy72 (Sep 20, 2017 at 14:27)
 Recent thunderstorms have lightly washed the trail to pure flowy goodness. Not dusty at all and an all around blast of a ride. A few baby heads to contend with here and there...but that just addsnto the awesomeness of the ride.
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  • + 0
flag dedmann (Mar 4, 2018 at 19:43)
 Super fast. Watch for hikers and option lines
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