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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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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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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      218
      Trails Mountain Bike
      134
      Trails E-Bike
      27
      Trails Horse
      79
      Trails Hike
      214
      Trails Trail Running
      215
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Total Distance
      194 miles
      Total Descent
      35,389 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,529 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,541 ft
      Reports
      4,076
      Photos
      857
      Ridden Counter
      161,484
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Santa Cruz Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Trail 1
      1,092 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:22pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Flow Trail 1
      587 |
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 3
      488 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 3
      401 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:42pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      trail: Ridge Trail
      522 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      3,863 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:08am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      1,893 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014
      trail: Ridge Trail
      1,151 |
      May 8, 2013 @ 3:59pm
      May 8, 2013

      Videos of Santa Cruz 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
      Branciforte Creek Highlights
      2:21 | 320 | May 31, 2019
      Rincon Highlights
      2:00 | 236 | May 31, 2019
      Lower Redwood Highlights
      4:43 | 193 | May 31, 2019
      Cheater!
      trail: Old Cabin
      0:18 | 193 | May 29, 2019
      Not a bike but
      0:25 | 289 | May 29, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Gate Go Around
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 2:56am
      Apr 7, 2024
      IdealBaunty
      Enchanted Loop Cutoff
      Mar 21, 2024 @ 1:37pm
      Mar 21, 2024
      Variablespokesmanmtb SJT Slightly damp, but passable on foot...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      chowdogaddreportactivity #51418818
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 7:34pm
      1 hours
      ABHORRANCE831addreportactivity #51416794
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 6:46pm
      2 hours
      PeterjjdVrlwishlisttrailactivity #51413003
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 5:11pm
      3 hours
      gnarly-nesswishlisttrailactivity #51410867
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 4:08pm
      4 hours
      gnarly-nesswishlistrouteactivity #51410704
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 4:04pm
      5 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      elizabethwinterstrailWilder Ridge LoopI’m not sure you can call this a mountain...
      Apr 2, 2024 @ 1:57pm
      Apr 2, 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
      CsattlertrailBraille DHStill very fun but highly recommend pre riding...
      Oct 13, 2023 @ 12:45pm
      Oct 13, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike134137 miles26,991 ft73 miles2,530 ft
      #71#308184,04941108,968
      E-Bike2738 miles5,735 ft19 miles2,228 ft
      #126#373,33658,667
      Horse7979 miles12,087 ft38 miles1,870 ft
      #7#697614
      Hike214191 miles33,688 ft91 miles2,530 ft
      #51#27394,02323,232
      Trail Running215192 miles34,173 ft91 miles2,530 ft
      #50#254,02911,437
      Observed Trials15,082 ft230 ft3,009 ft154 ft
      2624
      • By ericfoltz TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: SCMTS Staff
      • #13002 - 50,071 views

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