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      Soquel Demonstration State Forest is situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains along California's central coast. Originally part of a Mexican land grant, the property was logged by several different owners prior to the State taking ownership in 1988. Today, the Forest provides the public access to the beauty of the coastal redwoods and the wildlife found in this habitat type. Per CALFire policy no ebikes are allowed at SDSF.

      This area provides the best legal technical and intermediate/advanced riding in the Bay Area.
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      There is a parking pullout and parking lot located 29400 Highland Way, Los Gatos, CA. Those wanting an epic day can ride through Nisene Marks from Aptos.
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      Region Details
      • 13
      • 10
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 31, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      7,846 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,070 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,558 ft
      Reports
      812
      Photos
      229
      Ridden Counter
      30,644

      Photos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Trail 1
      501 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:22pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Flow Trail 1
      217 |
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 3
      219 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 3
      168 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:42pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      trail: Ridge Trail
      369 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      3,168 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:08am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      1,471 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014
      trail: Ridge Trail
      727 |
      May 8, 2013 @ 3:59pm
      May 8, 2013

      Videos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      Ride into log and then hit a tree
      0:44 | 94 | May 29, 2019
      santa cruz flow trail
      0:16 | 101 | Mar 16, 2019
      Demo Forest with Jeffsy
      6:10 | 476 | Aug 22, 2016
      First Time at Demo Forest
      0:08 | 222 | Aug 8, 2016
      my 11 year old...
      0:08 | 277 | Jun 11, 2016
      Demo Rock Gardes
      0:06 | 393 | May 9, 2016
      the flow trail
      4:41 | 236 | May 5, 2016
      Flow Trail 6
      0:17 | 429 | Mar 12, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Sulphur Spring Road
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jul 31, 2021
      Very DryJeremybubE-Bike
      Sawpit Trail
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jul 31, 2021
      Very DryJeremybubE-Bike

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2412537melmikulakriddentrailFlow Trail 2 and 6 more
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 10:39pm
      10 hours
      user #2096472BauntyaddreportRidge Trail and 7 more
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 8:29am
      2 days
      user #2376175JeremybubaddreportSulphur Spring Road and 1 more
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 5:49am
      Aug 1, 2021
      user #2801816DavidEnWAbLvotetrailFlow Trail 5
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 6:44am
      Jul 31, 2021
      user #2763990Ebrake22riddentrailSulphur Spring Road and 7 more
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 7:11am
      Jul 29, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1347117Alvaro2345trailSawpit TrailA year since opening now and this trail is...
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 2:16pm
      Jun 18, 2021
      user #1866691BlairWitch1trailFlow Trail 1How is the trail right now? Is it still...
      Feb 3, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Feb 3, 2021
      user #1840293Cabothe89trailFlow Trail 1Flow trail is very wet right now (and will be...
      Jan 3, 2021 @ 7:42pm
      Jan 3, 2021
      user #932123aguynamedjoetrailSawpit TrailThe trail is really feeling good after the...
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 4:29am
      Jan 2, 2021
      user #2231136ridemtbxcreportFlow Trail 5thank you!!
      Nov 13, 2020 @ 8:15pm
      Nov 13, 2020

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      May 15, 2015
      Trailforks Trail of the Month: Santa Cruz Flow Trail Trailforks Trail of the Month: Santa Cruz Flow Trail
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2430 miles7,844 ft16 miles2,070 ft
      #109#442298121511,240
      Hike2229 miles7,359 ft15 miles2,070 ft
      #71#3380826
      Trail Running2330 miles7,844 ft16 miles2,070 ft
      #71#3381010
      Horse11 mile610 ft1 mile610 ft
      #379300
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