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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      377
      Trails Mountain Bike
      210
      Trails E-Bike
      36
      Trails Horse
      117
      Trails Hike
      371
      Trails Trail Running
      372
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Total Distance
      433 miles
      Total Descent
      70,161 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,163 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,171 ft
      Reports
      4,545
      Photos
      996
      Ridden Counter
      184,814

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      Video: Steezy Shredding from the Rider R-Dog Calls 'The Most Stylish in Town'
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      Popular Santa Cruz County Mountain Biking Trails

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      Flow Trail 1
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 3
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 2
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 4
      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
      Engelsman Reroute
      Wilder Ranch
      Sulphur Spring Road
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Emma McCrary Trail
      Pogonip Open Space
      Old Cabin
      Wilder Ranch
      West Engelsman Reroute (new)
      Wilder Ranch
      Rincon Connector Trail
      Pogonip Open Space
      Braille DH
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest

      Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike Routes

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      Flow Trail loop
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      14 miles
      Flow/Braille Double Lap
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      18 miles
      Flow Loop via Bussard
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      14 miles
      Santa Cruz Flow Trail
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      3 miles
      Demo Braille n' Flow
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      19 miles
      Wilder Ranch Loop
      Wilder Ranch
      10 miles
      Wilder Ranch Loop
      Wilder Ranch
      21 miles
      Demo: 3 Musketeers
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      24 miles
      Santa Cruz Tour
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      27 miles
      Braille Loop
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      10 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 50 rides
      Past Week
      • 681 rides

      Photos of Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Trail 1
      1,108 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:22pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Flow Trail 1
      602 |
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 3
      505 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 3
      412 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:42pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      trail: Ridge Trail
      536 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      3,882 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:08am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      1,910 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014
      trail: Ridge Trail
      1,168 |
      May 8, 2013 @ 3:59pm
      May 8, 2013

      Videos of Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike

      Short Tech DH
      29 | Feb 14, 2021
      Braille Trail POV 7.18.20
      trail: Braille DH
      5:48 | 29 | Jul 23, 2020
      Drop
      4:24 | 196 | Jun 20, 2020
      Glenwood Preserve Blue/Orange/Green Trails
      12:27 | 38 | Feb 17, 2020
      Branciforte Creek Highlights
      2:21 | 323 | May 31, 2019
      Rincon Highlights
      2:00 | 238 | May 31, 2019
      Lower Redwood Highlights
      4:43 | 193 | May 31, 2019
      Cheater!
      trail: Old Cabin
      0:18 | 193 | May 29, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Flow Trail 1
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      May 21, 2024 @ 5:01pm
      May 21, 2024
      IdealmmeskinSoquel Demonstration State Forest is...
      Ridge Trail
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      May 21, 2024 @ 5:01pm
      May 21, 2024
      IdealmmeskinSoquel Demonstration State Forest is...
      Wilder Ridge Loop
      Wilder Ranch
      May 9, 2024 @ 7:49pm
      May 9, 2024
      DryclimbanymtnBadly overgrown vegetation and poison...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      DangSoGoodwishlistrouteactivity #53316576
      May 28, 2024 @ 11:54pm
      8 hours
      MartinrbF8Mcwishlistrouteactivity #53312351
      May 28, 2024 @ 8:00pm
      12 hours
      burtonjd94riddentrailactivity #53310781
      May 28, 2024 @ 7:17pm
      13 hours
      alexlikestrailswishlistrouteactivity #53284401
      May 28, 2024 @ 8:53am
      23 hours
      ssfirestwishlistrouteactivity #53260311
      May 27, 2024 @ 6:55pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      elizabethwinterstrailWilder Ridge LoopI’m not sure you can call this a mountain...
      Apr 2, 2024 @ 1:57pm
      Apr 2, 2024
      b--rockreportAptos Creek RoadI meant between ridge and cussacks
      Mar 17, 2024 @ 3:33pm
      Mar 17, 2024
      windsurfsftrailSawpit TrailGreat mix of some steeps, some technical &...
      Nov 27, 2023 @ 12:13pm
      Nov 27, 2023
      KevinTeamehkS0skillparkHarvey West Pump Tracksuper fun track. I've been there with my kids...
      Nov 13, 2023 @ 11:34am
      Nov 13, 2023
      LbtZDAtrailRidge TrailReally should be three segments. Aptos Creek...
      Oct 14, 2023 @ 7:59pm
      Oct 14, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike210279 miles44,393 ft126 miles2,851 ft
      9464,51352136,710
      E-Bike3652 miles6,847 ft24 miles2,228 ft
      3,719511,458
      Horse117118 miles19,386 ft55 miles2,831 ft
      1,02917
      Hike371425 miles68,399 ft183 miles3,163 ft
      504,49156,724
      Trail Running372425 miles68,885 ft183 miles3,163 ft
      4,49742,656
      Observed Trials15,082 ft230 ft3,009 ft154 ft
      3024
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      • Admins: CAMTB, ericfoltz, Redhawk, jpmcghee, sanfret, brianpetry, SCMTS Staff
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