3 miles
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-657 ft
Descent
00:25:09
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 3 Mile Smile Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

3 Mile Smile Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cottonwood Valley
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4569 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 55 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 mountain 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
    00:25:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:25
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (25 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to 3-mile-smile trailhead (35.956230, -115.436680)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 248 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 430 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 17, 2020 @ 7:22am
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      Jun 23, 2020 @ 11:03am
      Jun 23, 2020
      25 |
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 4:20pm
      Apr 22, 2020
      22 |
      Apr 14, 2020 @ 5:15pm
      Apr 14, 2020

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag otb4mtb (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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag dedmann (Mar 4, 2018 at 19:43)
       Super fast. Watch for hikers and option lines
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag wired00 (Dec 24, 2018 at 18:26)
       Condition is good
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Mano1192 (Jan 12, 2020 at 21:59)
       Snow still on the upper half of the trail and really muddy the upper 1/4 of it. Should dry out in a couple of weeks, but still a great flow fun trail no matter the conditions!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag mastergee (Aug 17, 2020 at 13:22)
       trail is not called 3 mile smile, its originally called red valley
      [Reply]

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