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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Open on Aug 12, 2019
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      185
      Trails Mountain Bike
      151
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      185
      Trails Trail Running
      185
      Trails Horse
      15
      Total Distance
      262 miles
      Total Descent
      58,116 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,568 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,593 ft
      Reports
      973
      Photos
      543
      Ridden Counter
      37,170

      Photos of Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike

      trail: Byrne Trail
      6 |
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 6:11am
      Aug 1, 2019
      trail: Ridge Trail
      239 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      2,476 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:08am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      1,062 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014

      Videos of Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike

      Branciforte Creek Highlights
      2:21 | 36 | May 31, 2019
      Rincon Highlights
      2:00 | 22 | May 31, 2019
      Lower Redwood Highlights
      4:43 | 22 | May 31, 2019
      Cheater!
      trail: Old Cabin
      0:18 | 31 | May 29, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1584774CaitlinbeckerptaddridelogAug 18, 2019 ride log
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 12:07pm
      34 mins
      user #1677665Danielb4lifeaddridelogAug 17, 2019 ride log
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 11:30am
      1 hours
      user #1445670JoshmjensenaddridelogAug 18, 2019 ride log
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 10:01am
      3 hours
      user #43311jamiepaddridelogAug 18, 2019 ride log
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 9:46am
      3 hours
      user #704386rgjohnsonaddridelogApr 28, 2015 ride log
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 5:54am
      7 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #893144LOC831trailWoodcutter's TrailThis is a fire road. It turns to snot in the...
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 7:44am
      Jul 2, 2019
      user #1686555nabatrailMiddle Ridge RoadDescending this fire road is easy if you go...
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 9:11pm
      Jun 30, 2019
      user #1837151CpinitrailAptos Rancho TrailFantastic trail to train your young kids on. A...
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 6:24pm
      Jun 30, 2019
      user #1356672BigJackstrailBaldwin LoopTerrible trail.
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 10:16am
      Jun 30, 2019
      user #1817722TswiftmatrailWilder Ridge LoopThis part of Wilder Ridge Loop is totally...
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 1:04pm
      Jun 16, 2019

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