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Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
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Trail Last Ridden
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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      California is the home of mountain biking. From Mt. Tamalpais in Marin, to Santa Cruz, to Downieville, to Tahoe, to southern California, the terrain and options in this state are virtually limitless. Smooth paths, flowy fun, rocky drops, treacherous gnar, and extreme tech punctuate hundreds of trail systems and riding parks. There is something for everyone in the Golden State.
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      Region Details
      • 2,577
      • 296
      • 2,753
      • 3,842
      • 1,242
      • 210
      • 39

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      13,035
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11,116
      Trails E-Bike
      2,083
      Trails Hike
      12,042
      Trails Trail Running
      11,974
      Trails Horse
      2,429
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      764
      Trails Observed Trials
      41
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      543
      Trails Snowmobile
      9
      Trails Snowshoe
      26
      Trails Downhill Ski
      311
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      42
      Trails Nordic Ski
      60
      Total Distance
      20,562 miles
      Total Descent
      4,091,011 ft
      Total Vertical
      14,476 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      14,477 ft
      Reports
      62,066
      Photos
      36,767
      Ridden Counter
      1,316,870
      Sub Regions

      Popular California Mountain Biking Trails

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      Flow Trail 1
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 3
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 4
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 2
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 5
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 6
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Ridge Trail
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      U-Con Trail
      Pogonip Open Space
      First Divide
      Downieville
      Sulphur Spring Road
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Butcher Ranch Trail
      Downieville
      Main St.
      Downieville
      Third Divide
      Downieville
      Corral Trail (Lower)
      Corral
      Jackass
      Coldstream Canyon

      California Mountain Bike Routes

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      TAMBA Rose to Toads
      South Lake Tahoe
      62 miles
      Flow Trail loop
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      14 miles
      Downieville Downhill
      Downieville
      15 miles
      Calero Park Loop
      Calero County Park
      9 miles
      Flow/Braille Double Lap
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      18 miles
      Calero Loop
      Calero County Park
      7 miles
      Flow Loop via Bussard
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      14 miles
      The Luge - Intermediate/Advanced Route
      Foothill Ranch
      8 miles
      The East Ender
      Los Peñasquitos Canyon
      22 miles
      6 Mile Whiting Ranch Loop
      Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
      6 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1,109 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2,050 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 12,504 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of California Mountain Bike

      62 |
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 8:41pm
      Aug 26, 2020
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      Aug 26, 2020
      90 |
      Oct 2, 2017 @ 3:09pm
      Oct 2, 2017
      125 |
      Oct 2, 2017 @ 3:09pm
      Oct 2, 2017
      trail: Rail Trail
      125 |
      Sep 22, 2017 @ 7:38pm
      Sep 22, 2017
      571 |
      Aug 9, 2017 @ 1:35pm
      Aug 9, 2017
      124 |
      May 8, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      May 8, 2017
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      1,471 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014

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      39 | Jul 24, 2021
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      Strait Acres
      734 | Jul 24, 2021
      Cowboys in Berkeley?
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      Activity Feed

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      user #2709287dskaneko138riddentrailBlue Oak Trail
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 11:41pm
      12 mins
      user #1632818deividjohnsonriddentrailSantiago Truck Trail (Luge to Old Camp)
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 11:00pm
      53 mins
      user #1045140derkderkalladdphoto in Monrovia, California, United States and 4 more
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 10:56pm
      57 mins
      user #2517205JeddYykpSjriddentrailThe Rings
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 10:36pm
      1 hours
      user #1612469TtrutscommenttrailSticks & Stones
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 10:15pm
      2 hours

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      user #1612469TtrutstrailSticks & StonesGnarly
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 10:15pm
      2 hours
      user #776485cogscireportJedi JumpsWhen rain season comes around there will be...
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 7:43pm
      4 hours
      user #1612469TtrutstrailBig Chief Trail (Upper Section)Awesome downhill ripper, loose and fast. Has...
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 4:14pm
      8 hours
      user #1612469TtrutstrailBig Chief Trail (Lower Section)The top of the section, although really cool,...
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 4:10pm
      8 hours
      user #1642297Jrx94trailSithNot well maintain, a lot of brake bumps...
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 1:24pm
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      China Peak Mountain Resortbike parkLakeshore
      Kirkwood Mountain Resortbike parkKirkwood
      Mammoth Mountain Bike Parkbike parkMammoth Lakes
      Mount Shasta Ski Parkbike parkMcCloud
      Northstar Californiabike parkTruckee

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike11,10815,531 miles3,096,020 ft6,929 miles14,245 ft
      #336,10161,9431,1891,503,548
      E-Bike2,0833,693 miles677,894 ft1,652 mile12,966 ft
      #410149,27314144,423
      Hike12,04119,398 miles3,710,446 ft8,524 miles14,475 ft
      #347761,02112662,843
      Trail Running11,97419,314 miles3,692,113 ft8,487 miles14,475 ft
      #35061,01411222,599
      Horse2,4295,837 miles999,560 ft2,556 miles13,127 ft
      #219,99830159
      Dirtbike/Moto7641,779 mile304,843 ft768 miles11,152 ft
      #2618,51524451
      Observed Trials4138 miles7,346 ft17 miles8,258 ft
      #215529105
      ATV/ORV/OHV5431,489 mile215,177 ft611 miles11,552 ft
      #11718,37324135
      Snowmobile937 miles4,301 ft17 miles3,077 ft
      413138
      Snowshoe2653 miles5,538 ft19 miles6,070 ft
      #324193778
      Downhill Ski311100 miles90,463 ft89 miles9,124 ft
      4078,565
      Backcountry Ski4286 miles26,168 ft41 miles9,134 ft
      241114,265
      Nordic Ski6085 miles7,690 ft30 miles8,632 ft
      #31242634,319
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