2,287 ft
Distance
-568 ft
Descent
00:04:42
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First Crack Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Westridge-Canyonback
    Santa Monica, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #38406 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking

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First Crack is a highly rated 2,287 ft less popular double black diamond singletrack trail located near Santa Monica California. This mountain bike only trail can be used downhill only and has a hard overall physical rating. On average it takes 4 minutes to complete this trail.

This trail is unsanctioned.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for First Crack mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -568 ft
  • Altitude min
    720 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,288 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,288 ft
  • Altitude end
    719 ft
  • Grade
    -24.8%
  • Grade max
    -67.1%
  • Grade min
    -3.4%
  • Distance down
    2,287 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:23
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on Jan 31, 2024
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)
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      First Crack Trail Reports

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      Jan 31, 2024 @ 7:53pm
      Jan 31, 2024
      Even though there is no sign anymore preventing you to ride that trail, trail is closed. Huge ruts all along, vegetation grown everywhere, plus...
      Aug 14, 2023 @ 3:54pm
      Aug 14, 2023
      Trail is closed due to work on Sullivan Canyon.
      Jan 17, 2023 @ 6:12am
      Jan 17, 2023
      First crack could be renamed Many Cracks now due to the rains. A lot more ruts than before make that trail harder than before.
      Nov 27, 2022 @ 2:09pm
      Nov 27, 2022
      Loose, steep and rutted --- let off your brakes and it's fun.
      Oct 3, 2022 @ 6:05pm
      Oct 3, 2022
      Ridable, but very loose with large ruts developed. Pray for rain
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      • 302 rides
      • Last: Apr 24, 2024

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      Feb 26, 2017 @ 11:13am
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      Apr 24, 2019 @ 11:39pm
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