3 miles
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-657 ft
Descent
00:26:30
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
    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
    00:26:30
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Status:
on Aug 16, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.45 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      3 Mile Smile Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 6:40am
      Aug 16, 2019
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 5:02am
      Jul 26, 2019
      Trai i'llm super clear and fast
      Mar 12, 2019 @ 9:57am
      Mar 12, 2019
      Mar 2, 2019 @ 2:18pm
      Mar 2, 2019
      Very wet and muddy, turned around after a very short distance into the ride. Do not ride as this can ruin the trail once it’s dries out.
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 11:35am
      Oct 6, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 117 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 430 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      3 |
      May 22, 2019 @ 2:45pm
      May 22, 2019
      5 |
      May 5, 2019 @ 5:23pm
      May 5, 2019
      419 |
      Nov 30, 2017 @ 10:19am
      Nov 30, 2017
      112 |
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 5:33am
      Sep 4, 2017

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      3 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.
      [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]

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