|Loma Linda/ Hilda Crook Park - Loma Linda/ Redlands Trailhead - Wednesday, June 19, 2013|
|Loma Linda/ Hilda Crook Park - Loma Linda/ Redlands - San Bernardino County|
To get to loma linda, take the I-10fwy. towards SanBernardino, exit Mt. View Ave., head South. Mt. View will go straight for approx. 3 miles, then it will end at the enterance to Hilda Crook Park, enter the park and park in the first parking lot to your left, (there are only 2 parking lots, one to the left and one straight ahead up a hill, you can park in either but the lower lot to the left it the easiest and closest to the trail head) after parking you will be able to see the trail at the south end of the parking lot, there is a dirt trail and a cement trail, take either one, they meet up just around the corner. Thomas Guide page 607 D3
Having been a member of the Loma Linda community I can say that it is appalling that the city of Loma Linda has created the "South Hills Preserve" and then restricted access to those who are physically challenged. In their weekly town hall meetings they (Loma Linda City council) have also been instructing user's of said preserve to lie about being in imminent danger from motorized traffic in an effort to prompt the San Bernardino Sheriff helicopter to patrol the area. I suppose lying and wasting tax payer dollars is a priority of the good people of the Seventh Day Adeventist Church and the leaders of the Loma Linda community.
Posted on 03/13/12
The rain has destroyed the trail. Went up today the Jedi & all the pump sections are washed away.
Posted on 12/24/10
Im going to try these trails on my BMX bike
hope i dont get into to much trouble
Chevt_Ninja a 17 year old riding a BMX Freestyle from Redlands, Ca E-mail:this user
Posted on 03/14/10
Fruita in the IE? - I just returned from Fruita and Moab never dreaming I would find something in the IE that was almost as much fun. This place is a blast. Ride up was easy and the decents were super fun. Don't ride down the easy way up. Take the trails to the East. They are super fun. Trail conditions were somewhat hardpacked with a few soft areas. Cheers to the guys who shovel this place.
cycle56 a 36 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Santa Cruz Blur XC from Good old IE
Posted on 06/16/09
snail trail - i went up the fire road to the left of the wash in the begining.. was a nice climb .. a little rutted and sand in some areas but not to much.. was able to pedal through all of it.
at the top i took what i think is the SNAIL TRAIL back... starts out with a ladder drop into the trail.. nice switch backs.. a few very nice jumps.. not to rutted.. almost killed a jogger though.. so watch out for them.
over all was a very nice ride... not to fast coming back. but was fun. not to much DH but was an excelent freeride.
DHie8786 a 22 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a iron horse MKIII from rialto CA.
Posted on 05/11/09
decent "NOT"....Freeriding yes! - If you want to ride a DECENT ride, ride the fire roads. If you want a technical Downhill, ride REVENGE of THE JEDI or the DH single track to the left of FOUR CORNERS above the BIG jumps. There are several others, you just have to find them and they're out there. CHECK OUT YOUTUBE and type in INTENSE DEMO DAY AT HULDA. Happy riding!
a Downhiller riding a GIANT GLORY from FONTANA
Posted on 04/29/09
More pics - Rode this again on friday, ran into about 10 other riders, really nice, took more photos so people could see what its like. i think i rode the jedi to scott canyon, it was great and fast, there is a wood jump(see pic) at the top, looks good but didnt try it, sandy here and there but great riding, love the single track, i brought my gps so i could map the place, it will take awhile though, im coming here once a week at least, check out my pics, and lets ride
guitarxphdx a 21 year old riding a Ironhorse from san bernardino E-mail:this user
Posted on 03/28/09
First time here today - was very impressed with the area. Did not think it was that big. I did not know where i was or was going, i should have brought the map, lol but i really enjoyed this place, i will be back again to find more trails, i also took pics so others could check this place out, and will post them.
guitarxphdx a 21 year old riding a ironhorse warrior from san bernardino E-mail:this user
Posted on 03/20/09
Decent Trail - This is the trail where I basically train and get my mileage 2-3x a week. It's not very technical or a real downhill so if you want something harder, find other trails or simply go faster so that the trail will become harder (duh).
You can complete the whole ride in 1.5 hours at least in this sequence:
Go halfway up to Jedi and look for a small trail that disappears into some trees. This will lead into a climb to a trail that goes through the side of a cliff and then to two hilltops, the second of which is the highest around.
At the top of the highest hill, you will find a smaller trail (towards west) that will allow you to take some berms after a good 20ish ft steep drop.
You exit on the smaller Jedi trail which you will take until you get to Four Corners (more of like 5).
Turn a right (towards Razorback) and take a left before that one steep but little hill. That's Jackrabbit (take the trail that drops). Complete the Jackrabbit loop and pedal back up to Four Corners but keep on going until you reach the top of the hill that gives you a view of the mine.
When you get to the top, have your daily meditation. Pray that God will keep you safe and lead your daily life.
Now, its "downhill" time: From the top of the hill to the parking lot is 5-7 minutes (including jumps). You can go slower if you want to.
Complete ride is ~1.5 hours. My personal best was 1.35 (1 hour and 22 minutes) hours but i am pretty sure that there are other who could go faster because I just started less than a year ago and my bike is a 33 lb aluminum hardtail (i am a poor student).
and oh, be very wary with dirtbikes. I nearly crashed 3 times with some dirtbikes coming up on the Upper Jedi trail (its not too narrow but narrow enough). But i guess that's the risk with riding fast.
gmarchie12 a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek 4900 Hardtail from Loma LInda
Posted on 03/08/09
OOOooh MAN, I am impressed!!! - Who ever has put time into that place (with shovels), my hats off to you. I had a great ride there this weekend. Rippin fast runs, beautiful jumps, high berms...goodtimes. Everyone was very friendly, showed us where to go, the correct lines up and down. Intense was there for demo day, bonus. Jedi is as bad ass as they make it sound, snail trail is awesome rippin fast left, right, left, jump , right, left, jump...loved it.Jack rabbit deserves a shout out as well. I cannot wait to go back!!!!! Thanks guys.
HEADFIRST a 3200 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Floppy burrito bandito from Chee charoon
Posted on 02/03/09
Revenge of the Jedi... - Conditions are great w/ hard packed trails carved from the recent storm. This park has been carved with some Freeride DH trails. Someone took the time to create hidden single track trails with step ladders, table top jumps, and sick DH drop-offs. A new trail right along side the original Jedi Run has another flight run. I think it's called the Return of the Jedi run. Great for all riders XC - DH! EXcellent quick cardio workout!
a Downhiller riding a Specialized BIG HIT from Hemet
Posted on 02/02/09
Nice little ride - Rode this trail today(late afternoon) 7/15/2008. Sandy in parts and pretty secluded. Took the trail straight in near the dog park, seemed like a constant subtle climb the whole way. Some awesome DH/FR stuff out there, but still fun on a XC bike. Will probably make this a regualr ride, as I live just down the street so if anyone is looking for someone to ride with let me know!
schrader a 21 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Fisher Tassajarra from Loma Linda CA
Posted on 07/15/08
Saaaaaaandy! - Rode this on Saturday (8/18). It was very sandy, and easy to crash every which way you can go. This park would be great in group or on a downhill bike.
nycwinter a 31 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Gary Fisher Big Sur hardtail from Pomona, CA
Posted on 08/22/07
Cardio for an hour - If you really want a fast and good workout this is the place to be. This trail has a so many places to go for all levels! The famous Jedi for one is a killer downhill ride and the razor back is cardio workout.
This trail is surprisingly getting a bit crowded on weekends and Wednesdays too.
a Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized from Hemet
Posted on 04/17/07
Pretty good workout for the legs - I rode this trail last weekend right after we got some rain in the area and have to agree with one of the other posters that the trail is fairly firm and grippy right after it rains. I usually ride with with my beagle Wilson running right beside me and we both loved it. Rode up the fire road to the peak at just about 4 miles in about forty minutes, pretty good workout. Turned around and enjoyed the return trip in just 10 minutes with some decent down hill speeds. I would recommend this trail to just about any level of rider since it seems theres plenty of single track to explore just off the main fire road. The weather was great since i think it helped to keep the rattle snakes off the trail.
commandermungo a 39 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 05' Raleigh M80 from Redlands E-mail:this user
Posted on 04/13/07
Freeridin' here.. - Haven't ridin here in years! Some one has taken the time to create several single track trails, table-top jumps and side skirt burms galore! This is the new generation freeride park! Whoohoo!
Gekko a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Kona Coiler from Costa Mesa
Posted on 02/13/07
Wednesdays - Every Wednesday at about 5:30pm, there's a group of 10 or more that rides here. Conditions are great. The guy with the shotgun is no longer there. Apparently he passed away and left his son to sell the his land. The famous Jedi is free 0nce again from the Empire. DH trails are being created at the very top of Jedi.
Gekko a Downhiller riding a DEMO 8 Specialized from Costa Mesa, CA
Posted on 04/17/06
Trail conditions - Been out there about 3 to 4 times a week for the past month and a half or so, no old man with a shotgun. Trails are in good shape. Some horse and coyote poop here and there. Once I was out and seemed like a group of people on horseback's horses decided to all let loose at the same time, that was kinda gross but other than that its in good shape. Trail is a good workout but not too difficult, my 5 year old makes it up to the hike a bike part to the Jedi. I always see a few mountain bikers out there especially on the weekends. Also look out for the dirt bikes on the weekend. Happy trails!
Roo a 27 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a 06' Specialized Stumpjumper FSR from Rialto, CA E-mail:this user
Posted on 01/22/06
Any one seen the old man with the shotgun out there?
Posted on 01/10/06
JeDi TrAiL - Rode the famous Jedi trail on last Sunday and the conditions were perfect. Weather was sweet and trails were hardpacked with lots of greenery surround. Surprisingly there were a lot of Mtnbikers there with a few hikers. Lots of singletrack formation from the recent rainfall. Overall, a decent enough ride for cardio workout and a plus to view the San Bernardino valley and no guard tower to watch ou for. PS Once upon a time ago this park had a few races here...currently its kind of dead here its a shame...
a 30 year old Downhiller riding a Bighit FSR 1 from Costa Mesa, CA
Posted on 01/10/06
JEDI - Rode yesterday, conditions were sweet! Perfect temps, clean air, lots of jumps, very little trafic (one rider, and one guy walking a dog)but watch out for PooP.
Posted on 11/27/05
Proposed Wilderness Park - FYI - About a few months ago there was a flyer from the city of Loma Linda proposing a master plan of a wilderness park. The park will be located here in Hulda Crooks and which will expand from to the east, south,and west side of the park. The park will have a series trails, golf course, and an outdoor amphitheatre. The park will preserve most of the wildlife and existing trails. This is good news for Mtn. Bikers who usually ride here.
a Weekend Warrior from Redlands
Posted on 11/21/05
jedi trail - its been 2 years since i've been here. heard it was safe to ride now. the jedi is back to its old shape,rode up it thats bout it, was tempted to ride jackrabbit trail on the backside but thats were we ran into the crazy old guy years ago.still a good quick ride.
a 42 year old Weekend Warrior riding a santa cruz lite from redlands
Posted on 11/02/05
Loma Linda / Crook Park - Rode the trail this past weekend after having not been there for 3 years and the trails are exactly the way I remember them. The main trail (up to the Jedi) is a good workout, and there are some nice offshoot trails that will take you along the hilltops. This place has never let me down for a nice quick trail ride.
Jay a 32 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Frankenstein from Riverside, CA
Posted on 07/24/05
THE JEDI LIVES - Took the DH bike to the famous JEDI run and it was sweet. We bombed down a couple of times without any hesitation. Try it you'll like it!
Gekko a Downhiller riding a Secialized BIGHIT from Costa Mesa
Posted on 05/23/04