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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Region Details
      • 49
      • 4
      • 29
      • 52
      • 25

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 21, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      192
      Trails Mountain Bike
      161
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      192
      Trails Trail Running
      193
      Trails Horse
      18
      Total Distance
      268 miles
      Total Descent
      57,953 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,568 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,593 ft
      Reports
      1,632
      Photos
      658
      Ridden Counter
      68,237

      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 4
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 5
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 2
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Flow Trail 6
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Ridge Trail
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      U-con Trail
      Pogonip
      Sulphur Spring Road
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Braille DH
      Santa Cruz
      Emma McCrary Trail
      Santa Cruz
      Logging Spur
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Engelsman Reroute
      Wilder Ranch
      Rincon Connector Trail
      Pogonip
      Old Cabin
      Wilder Ranch

      Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike Routes

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      Flow Trail loop
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      14 miles
      Santa Cruz Flow Trail
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      3 miles
      Flow Loop via Bussard
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      14 miles
      Flow/Braille Double Lap
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      18 miles
      Braille Loop
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      10 miles
      Demo Braille Bomber
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      12 miles
      Wilder Ranch Singletrack
      Wilder Ranch
      14 miles
      Demo: Flow/Sawpit
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      20 miles
      Wilder Ranch Loop
      Wilder Ranch
      15 miles
      Wilder Ranch Loop
      Wilder Ranch
      12 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 51 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 47 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 497 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance

      Photos of Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Trail 1
      303 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:22pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Flow Trail 1
      135 |
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      2,907 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:08am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      1,322 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014

      Videos of Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike

      Braille Trail POV 7.18.20
      trail: Braille DH
      5:48 | 13 | Jul 23, 2020
      Drop
      4:24 | 62 | Jun 20, 2020
      Glenwood Preserve Blue/Orange/Green Trails
      12:27 | 14 | Feb 17, 2020
      Branciforte Creek Highlights
      2:21 | 144 | May 31, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Wilder Ridge Loop
      Wilder Ranch
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 12:39pm
      Nov 13, 2020
      Very DryKnightCAMajor erosion (major ruts or slumping,...
      Zane Gray Cutoff
      Wilder Ranch
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 12:38pm
      Nov 13, 2020
      Very DryKnightCAMajor erosion (major ruts or slumping,...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2081057Carson1649addphoto in My City
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 7:10pm
      6 hours
      user #1740916wadeperkinswishlisttrailRidge Trail
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 11:39pm
      1 days
      user #2501557ErnestoDvvCmtwishlisttrailLa Corona Trail
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 11:22pm
      1 days
      user #163652drek08wishlisttrailBraille DH
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 10:10pm
      1 days
      user #1168580jeffhaubwishlisttrailBraille DH
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 7:24pm
      1 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2231136ridemtbxcreportFlow Trail 5thank you!!
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 8:15pm
      Nov 13, 2020
      user #2487114KnightCAreportZane Gray CutoffReally bad deep ruts. Avoid this loop if you...
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 12:37pm
      Nov 13, 2020
      user #2253028EmilianofloressaenztrailFlow Trail 1Rode yesterday and this trail has seen better...
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 6:46am
      Oct 26, 2020
      user #1630544spokesmanmtbtrailFlow Trail 5Is this the tree that is down at the very...
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      user #2271358davidtzlutrailFlow Trail 5Tree down around blind corner.
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      Oct 14, 2020

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