1.7 miles
Distance
143 ft
Climb
-282 ft
Descent
00:19:14
Avg time
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Missing Link Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    May Valley Trails
    Idyllwild - Pine Cove, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #100782 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

When deciding between Missing Link and Exfoliater to get back down the from the May Valley area back to Hurkey Creek here are you have two primary decision drivers. Exfoliater is a fast ripfest while Missing Link is more of a slow twisting route.

Access Info

From San Diego, take Interstate 15 North to Interstate 215 to the Hwy 74 off ramp. Take Hwy 74 east through Hemet and come up the mountain to Mountain Center. Continue on Hwy 74 past Mountain Center. Hurkey Creek Park is about 3 miles past Mountain Center on your left hand side.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Missing Link Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -139 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,814 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,975 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,953 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,813 ft
  • Grade
    -1.6%
  • Grade max
    -26.7%
  • Grade min
    14.9%
  • Distance climb
    2,792 ft
  • Distance down
    4,409 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,742 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:54:51
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on Jan 2, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 2 (1 votes)
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      Missing Link Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 2, 2024 @ 8:01am
      Jan 2, 2024
      As of Jan 2024 Missing Link trail is back and fun and flowy
      Sep 3, 2023 @ 10:42pm
      Sep 3, 2023
      Evan from SD did lots of work on the new reroute. Kudos buddy. I got lost in the meadow in 2020 and ran out of battery and water.
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 4:37am
      Aug 4, 2023
      Loose and dry in some spots. I never lost the trail. Someone has definitely been spending sometime doing the work. Very evident at the start.
      Jun 18, 2023 @ 1:47am
      Jun 18, 2023
      At the north end there is a meadow crossing where the trail is not well defined. Once you find the singletrack beyond that, the trail is open and...
      May 8, 2021 @ 10:32am
      May 8, 2021
      Rideable but overgrown in many spots and very hard to follow. You will need to be patient with the route finding.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 53 miles avg distance
      All
      • 89 rides
      • Last: Jul 6, 2024

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      Biking The Hurkey Creek Trio - Missing Link,...
      37:14 | 43 | Oct 2, 2023 , Idyllwild - Pine Cove
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