2,290 ft
Distance
-564 ft
Descent
00:04:26
Avg time

First Crack Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Los Angeles County
    Santa Monica, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • 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

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First Crack is a 2,290 ft 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
    -564 ft
  • Altitude min
    711 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,275 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,275 ft
  • Altitude end
    712 ft
  • Grade
    -24.6%
  • Grade max
    -59.4%
  • Grade min
    -4.1%
  • Distance down
    2,290 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:02
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Status:
on Dec 19, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      First Crack Trail Reports

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      Dec 19, 2021 @ 11:59am
      Dec 19, 2021
      Ruts filled in and drainage put in from the bottom about 90% of the way up. The very top is still rutted and very dry.
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 3:39pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      Cleared away a big branch in the trail near the top, not terrible but the ruts are gnarly
      May 9, 2021 @ 5:59am
      May 9, 2021
      Still loose with small rocks, slippery and similar to monkey spanker but easier.
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 8:58pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      Loose and some ruts but good
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 10:05pm
      Oct 23, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 110 rides
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      Apr 24, 2019 @ 11:39pm
      Apr 24, 2019
      176 |
      Feb 26, 2017 @ 11:13am
      Feb 26, 2017

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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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      • + 0
      MTN-MARC (Oct 14, 2021 at 11:57)
       Gnarly. I almost never walk my bike down but had to walk several sections. Super steep and loose dirt. It can be ridden but ya better be a pro or truly an expert.
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      • + 1
      mhogan1 (Dec 7, 2021 at 10:38)
       It's good if you can stay out of the ruts but it's really easy to get sucked in if you're not careful, a few very loose sections as well
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