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Hurkey Creek - Idyllwild

Average Rating:    (4.7 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

First 3 miles is a steady up hill with some rock sections. Then you have 2 miles of single track that is rolling through hills and a long meadow. The next 1/2 mile is a fire road that you take to a large oak tree and then you have about 3 miles of downhill single track that takes you through all types of terrain. 1/2 mile of rocky technical uphill, then 1 mile of downhill singletrack to a 50 yard hike-a-bike section. From the top you have a 1 mile boulder/singletrack technical section. The trail brings you back around to the Hurkey Creek campgrounds.
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Latitude
33.676925635929535
Longitude
-116.68203592300415
Trail Directions
Go to back of Hurkey Creek Park on HWY 74. The ranger station can also give you directions.
Trail Length
9 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Idyllwild
   


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Review Date
May 9, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: SUITEDFINGERS ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I love this trail. I do the 24 hour race here and it is a blast. It's the best race course I've ever ridden, and so much fun just as a weekend ride. Great scenery, some tough technical climbs and fast sketchy downhills. There's about 1400 feet or so of climbing in about a nine mile loop. It has just about every element of mountain biking you could ask for. Just hope that the bridges are up for the water crossings.

Recommended Route:
Follow the 24 hour course



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Review Date
January 26, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Cranx ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail for the 24 Hours of Adrenaline race back in September and absolutely loved it! It pretty much has it all: steady climbs, long straights, technical DH's, butt kicking climbs, and some fast decents. It even has "The Rock;" a large boulder that, unless navigated correctly, will have you jumping off your bike for a short hike-a-bike section. All in all it's a great trail, I only wish it wasn't 2+ hours away from where I live.

Four flaming poos in the aerobics category for the approximately 1500 feet of climbing in a 9 mile loop. Four poops for difficulty as it can kick your butt depending upon the type of rider you are.

Recommended Route:
I've only done the main route but I didn't see a whole lot of places to veer off into.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Don't know of any...sorry.



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Review Date
May 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Flying Freddie , from Fairview

Summary:
The meadow section is pretty and the highlight of the ride. However, 1/3 of the ride parallels the highway, merely yards away. The drive:ride ratio was a bit low, as this is a short 9 mile loop.

Recommended Route:
As described



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Review Date
February 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: K-Man , from San Diego

Summary:
This is a great trail. I have done two 24 hour races on this course and ridden it many times. It starts with a middle ring climb that gets mini- technical in a couple of parts. Then you get to recover on a fun little downhill. It then goes through a real pretty meadow that is more work than it seems. That brings us to the second climb which is steeper than the first but not as long. This is followed by a fast and fun downhill. Alas, the third climb is upon you and just kills ya! But then comes the fun and semi-technical downhill which is just plain bitchin'. Follow the asphalt road to the campground where you started from.

Recommended Route:
From Diego take 15 north to the first 79 and exit. follow 79 to Anza and veer left onto 371. Turn Rt. into Hurkey Creek St. Park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Have not ridden them yet!



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Review Date
February 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Summary:
I rode this trail for the 24 hour race and it was great. I went back there this last weekend and the trail was amazing. I couldnt belive how good of shape the trail is in. The dirt is nice and moist giving great traction, and all of the sections of trail that were getting eroded have been patched up. Also, there has been an addition of jumps to the down hill sections, must have been at least 10 jumps that werent there when i did the 24 hour race last year. If your not a jumper dont wory. they are all very small but still alot of fun when going really fast. Every thing else is pritty much the same. An awsome trail that is perfect for taking a newer rider to but still able supply the best rider with plent of fun, Quiet possably one of the funnest trails on the planet.

Recommended Route:
same as above



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