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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Native/Tribal
  • Military
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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.

      This area provides the best legal technical and intermediate/advanced riding in the Bay Area.
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      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.
      Region Details
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      MBoSC
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #101
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      19
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      7,896 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,558 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,070 ft
      Reports
      154
      Photos
      85
      Ridden Counter
      4,988

      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Tractor Trail
      Apr 20, 2018 @ 12:21pm
      Apr 20, 2018
      Skip. Take Suphur springs.
      Sawpit DH
      Jan 8, 2018 @ 9:49pm
      Jan 8, 2018
      This area has been logged. The trail no...
      Logging Spur
      May 27, 2017 @ 6:37pm
      May 27, 2017
      Trails remain closed until forest...

      Photos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Trail 6
      33 |
      Apr 3, 2018 @ 8:43pm
      Apr 3, 2018
      Flow Trail 6, San Jose
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      32 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 8:22pm
      Mar 19, 2018
      Flow Trail 6, Santa Cruz
      trail: Sawpit DH
      59 |
      Jan 19, 2018 @ 8:47am
      Jan 19, 2018
      Sawpit DH, Santa Cruz
      24 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 6:35pm
      Aug 11, 2017
      Buzzard Lagoon Road, Capitola
      more photos »

      Videos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      Demo Forest with Jeffsy
      6:10 | 351 | Aug 22, 2016
      First Time at Demo Forest
      0:08 | 142 | Aug 8, 2016
      my 11 year old...
      0:08 | 186 | Jun 11, 2016
      Demo Rock Gardes
      0:06 | 261 | May 9, 2016
      more videos »

      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Santa Cruz Flow Trail
      3 miles
      Flow Trail loop
      14 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #932123joefabristrailBuzzard Lagoon RoadBuzzard Lagoon is best ridden on a cross bike...
      Sep 5, 2017 @ 7:11am
      Sep 5, 2017
      user #1374264Travman21reportHihns Sulphur Spring RoadLong as shit climb for a beginner!!
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 5:10pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      user #1173425Mach6fantrailCorral TrailThis is a Downhill Trail. Since Flow opened a...
      Sep 29, 2016 @ 7:11am
      Sep 29, 2016
      user #884555b0bgreportSawpit DHBusy day on Flow, but absolutely peaceful down...
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 5:05pm
      Jun 25, 2016
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1129086EuraleviaddridelogApr 25, 2018 ride log
      Apr 25, 2018 @ 10:40am
      3 hours
      user #1171551PteroraddridelogApr 24, 2018 ride log
      Apr 24, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      19 hours
      user #884555b0bgaddridelogApr 23, 2018 ride log
      Apr 24, 2018 @ 7:50am
      1 days
      user #1238534devincarlsonaddridelogSep 19, 2017 ride log
      Apr 24, 2018 @ 4:03am
      1 days
      user #1418531thefinalsoundwishlisttrailFlow Trail 6 and 1 more
      Apr 23, 2018 @ 9:53pm
      2 days
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