3.0 miles
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-657 ft
Descent
00:21:48
Avg time
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3 Mile Smile Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cottonwood Valley
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2381 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21576 in Trail Running
    • #30301 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 65 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)

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More Stats for 3 Mile Smile mountain bike trail 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
    00:21:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:12
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Status:
on Apr 20, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.7 (47 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      3 Mile Smile Trail Reports

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      Apr 20, 2024 @ 12:52am
      Apr 20, 2024
      Still perfect.
      Apr 4, 2024 @ 8:00am
      Apr 4, 2024
      Perfect
      Feb 13, 2024 @ 10:38am
      Feb 13, 2024
      Very wet at both the jump areas and a couple of idiots spotted, one on a dirt bike and another riding a quad. They were destroying the trail and...
      Feb 12, 2024 @ 6:06pm
      Feb 12, 2024
      Probably 95% dry after the snow/rains. But the newly added kickers at the beginning and middle have been pretty much destroyed by dickheads riding...
      Feb 2, 2024 @ 5:23am
      Feb 2, 2024
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 211 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,696 rides
      • Last: May 17, 2024

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      Apr 23, 2022 @ 11:43pm
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      May 5, 2019 @ 5:23pm
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      Jan 1, 2024 @ 5:56pm
      Jan 1, 2024
      92 |
      Nov 13, 2022 @ 11:00am
      Nov 13, 2022

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