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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (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%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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
Contribute Details
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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Radar Time
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      319
      Trails Mountain Bike
      169
      Trails E-Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      332
      Trails Trail Running
      333
      Trails Horse
      117
      Total Distance
      350 miles
      Total Descent
      71,528 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,146 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,171 ft
      Reports
      2,537
      Photos
      915
      Ridden Counter
      106,719

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Video: Steezy Shredding from the Rider R-Dog Calls 'The Most Stylish in Town'
      Aug 4, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      7 reasons why you should know the name Warren Kniss
      The Privateer: Back on Track at The First Enduro Race of the Season
      Jul 4, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Adam heads to California for the first enduro race of the season at the Sea Otter Classic and then makes his way to Santa Cruz to ride with local...

      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 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
      Sulphur Spring Road
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest
      Engelsman Reroute
      Wilder Ranch
      Braille DH
      Santa Cruz
      Emma McCrary Trail
      Pogonip Open Space
      Rincon Connector Trail
      Pogonip Open Space
      Old Cabin
      Wilder Ranch
      Hihns Sulphur Spring Road
      Soquel Demonstration State Forest

      Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike Routes

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

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 81 rides
      Past Week
      • 594 rides

      Photos of Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Trail 1
      586 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:22pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Flow Trail 1
      247 |
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 3
      259 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 3
      205 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:42pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      trail: Ridge Trail
      389 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      3,269 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:08am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      1,534 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014
      trail: Ridge Trail
      781 |
      May 8, 2013 @ 3:59pm
      May 8, 2013

      Videos of Santa Cruz County Mountain Bike

      Short Tech DH
      14 | Feb 14, 2021
      Braille Trail POV 7.18.20
      trail: Braille DH
      5:48 | 18 | Jul 23, 2020
      Drop
      4:24 | 152 | Jun 20, 2020
      Glenwood Preserve Blue/Orange/Green Trails
      12:27 | 27 | Feb 17, 2020
      Branciforte Creek Highlights
      2:21 | 246 | May 31, 2019
      Rincon Highlights
      2:00 | 191 | May 31, 2019
      Lower Redwood Highlights
      4:43 | 147 | May 31, 2019
      Cheater!
      trail: Old Cabin
      0:18 | 159 | May 29, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Old Cabin
      Wilder Ranch
      Nov 14, 2021 @ 5:49pm
      Nov 14, 2021
      VariableoruwuLarge tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Wilder Ridge Loop
      Wilder Ranch
      Nov 14, 2021 @ 5:48pm
      Nov 14, 2021
      Prevalent MudoruwuClosed for muddy conditions
      West Engelsman Reroute (new)
      Wilder Ranch
      Nov 10, 2021 @ 10:37am
      Nov 10, 2021
      Wettherideguides Trail Sage

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #58191trailrunnerxwishlisttrailBraille DH
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 9:39pm
      10 hours
      user #1465785RswhitmarshcommentreportHihns Sulphur Spring Road
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:29pm
      16 hours
      user #1465785RswhitmarshcommentreportAptos Creek Road and 1 more
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      16 hours
      user #1465785RswhitmarshaddreportHihns Sulphur Spring Road
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:24pm
      16 hours
      user #1465785RswhitmarshaddreportAptos Creek Road and 1 more
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:20pm
      16 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1465785RswhitmarshreportHihns Sulphur Spring Road37.088011,-121.876969
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:30pm
      16 hours
      user #1465785RswhitmarshreportHihns Sulphur Spring Road37.088011,-121.876969
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:29pm
      16 hours
      user #1465785RswhitmarshreportAptos Creek Road37.072417,-121.870017
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:28pm
      16 hours
      user #1465785RswhitmarshreportAptos Creek Road37.062628,-121.875308
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      16 hours
      user #2873080DigbynalureportWilder Ranch ConnectorE ded f. We fe redeX
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 3:44pm
      Nov 11, 2021

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Capitola Pump Trackskill parkCapitola
      Chanticleer Pump Trackskill park
      Fun Spot at Depot Parkskill parkSanta Cruz
      Harvey West Pump Trackskill parkSanta Cruz
      Pinto Lake Pump Trackskill parkWatsonville

      Pinkbike Articles

      Aug 4, 2020
      Video: Steezy Shredding from the Rider R-Dog Calls 'The Most Stylish in Town' Video: Steezy Shredding from the Rider R-Dog Calls 'The Most Stylish in Town'
      7 reasons why you should know the name Warren Kniss
      Jul 4, 2019
      The Privateer: Back on Track at The First Enduro Race of the Season The Privateer: Back on Track at The First Enduro Race of the Season
      Adam heads to California for the first enduro race of the season at the Sea Otter Classic and then makes his way to Santa Cruz to ride with local...
      Apr 22, 2016
      Support Trail Advocacy and Win a Santa Cruz Bike Support Trail Advocacy and Win a Santa Cruz Bike
      Donate to Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) and you will be entered to win the Santa Cruz bike of your choice.
      May 15, 2015
      Trailforks Trail of the Month: Santa Cruz Flow Trail Trailforks Trail of the Month: Santa Cruz Flow Trail
      Santa Cruz was once famous for illegal trails, but thanks to organized riders there is a change in the air with new developments like the recently...
      Local Trail Association

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike168228 miles49,728 ft107 miles2,831 ft
      8792,5143777,438
      E-Bike1325 miles3,330 ft9 miles2,533 ft
      2,02112,314
      Hike332347 miles69,948 ft152 miles3,146 ft
      362,50452,944
      Trail Running333348 miles70,433 ft152 miles3,146 ft
      2,5084628
      Horse117111 miles19,990 ft52 miles2,825 ft
      7999
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