Crafton Hills Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Yucaipa, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking.
So many trails pick one and just enjoy it... Bring water!!
This trail is great for multiple activities. I've heard that you have a good chance of seeing wildlife here. I only saw 3 snakes (1 rattlesnake and 2 gopher snakes).
It's great I love this trail, if you MTB this is a must do you will not regret it. I start at the Yucaipa high school or at the Yucaipa college and finish at the Yucaipa regional park, and take he streets back to the schools
best trail ever!!!
We started at the trail head parking lot at the college. Took Three Hawks Trail to Crafton Hills Ridge Trail to Zanja Peak. It was about 7 miles total, there and back. The trails are well marked and maintained. Nice views along the way. The trail is fairly easy, except the last 1/4 mile up Zanja.
The trails were professionally redone a few years back and they are in great condition. There are several different access points and a fire road which begins at the community college and runs the length of the system. Near Yucaipa High School there is the Three Hawks and Thunderbird singletracks (2.5 mile loop good for hiking or biking) which both lead to the fire road. There is the Dump Trail singletrack which begins near the soccer complex and ends at Zanja Peak. The Regional Park Trail begins in the regional park and leads to the fire road and Zanja Peak. There is also an entrance at Grape Street that meets up with the fire road / Zanja Peak trail. Also two singletracks are on the Route 38 side (Not sure of the official trail names 38 Special / Escalator and Yikes / Roller Coaster???). All single tracks lead to fire road and are well maintained and rideable. Many different ways to criss-cross and ride the trail system for rides of different length and difficulty.