3.0 miles
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-657 ft
Descent
00:21:28
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
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2381 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21576 in Trail Running
    • #30301 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 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
    00:21:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:10
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Status:
on Oct 1, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (33 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      3 Mile Smile Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,121 rides
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      May 16, 2021 @ 6:15pm
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      Jul 17, 2020 @ 7:22am
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      Jun 23, 2020 @ 11:03am
      Jun 23, 2020
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      Apr 22, 2020 @ 4:20pm
      Apr 22, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Visitor Loop
      7 miles
      Vegas X-Country Shuttle
      21 miles
      Badger Pass to 3 Mile Smile
      11 miles
      BD to Tanks overlook and back
      23 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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
      dedmann (Mar 4, 2018 at 19:43)
       Super fast. Watch for hikers and option lines
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      • + 0
      wired00 (Dec 24, 2018 at 18:26)
       Condition is good
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      • + 2
      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
      mastergee (Aug 17, 2020 at 13:22)
       trail is not called 3 mile smile, its originally called red valley
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      • + 1
      mattstragalus (Nov 18, 2020 at 14:55)
       out at cottonwood, there must be three names for every trail. I thought Red Valley was the name of the now forgotten trail to the east near Wilson Tank.
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      Videos

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