2,229 ft
Distance
-600 ft
Descent
00:02:31
Avg time

First Crack Details

  • Riding Area
    Los Angeles County
    Santa Monica, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #15478 in Mountain Biking

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More Stats for First Crack bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -600 ft
  • Altitude min
    686 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude end
    686 ft
  • Grade
    -26.938%
  • Grade max
    -70.383%
  • Grade min
    -3.005%
  • Distance down
    2,229 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:31
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Status:
on Feb 11, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (4 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
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      Directions to first-crack trailhead (34.086140, -118.512160)
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      First Crack Trail Reports

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      Feb 11, 2019 @ 1:23pm
      Feb 11, 2019
      This trail has major erosion and isn't rideable in the current condition. Its the perfect time to get out with tools while the soil is wet and...
      May 21, 2018 @ 2:17pm
      May 21, 2018
      Insane 3 ft deep and wide rut down the middle, you can ride it but its nuts.
      Apr 29, 2018 @ 11:51pm
      Apr 29, 2018
      Major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion) Mid-upper section is the worst I've seen it.
      Nov 20, 2017 @ 2:21pm
      Nov 20, 2017
      Super dry and loose dirt, with some sections of super soft, dusty silt; don't expect traction. There is also some loose gravel and overgrown...
      Jul 13, 2017 @ 9:15pm
      Jul 13, 2017
      Ultra Dry. Some tiny ruts near the top that will crumple with riding. Steep section is 2" kitty litter and is very hard to slow down on. Somewhat...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 87 rides
      •  

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      84 |
      Feb 26, 2017 @ 11:13am
      Feb 26, 2017
      First Crack, Santa Monica

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag jdw777 (Jun 24, 2017 at 9:36)
       Extremely loose and thick centerline most of the way. Steep technical needs to be ridden fast and through. Not for the feint of heart who want to ride slow and technical - you can't, I couldn't, I ate dirt.
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