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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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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
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  • < 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
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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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.
      Region Details
      • 11
      • 10
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 24 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      22
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails Hike
      21
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      7,195 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,070 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,558 ft
      Reports
      528
      Photos
      180
      Ridden Counter
      20,048

      Photos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Trail 1
      197 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:22pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Flow Trail 1
      93 |
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      2,791 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:08am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: Flow Trail 6
      1,252 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014

      Videos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      Ride into log and then hit a tree
      0:44 | 58 | May 29, 2019
      santa cruz flow trail
      0:16 | 72 | Mar 16, 2019
      Demo Forest with Jeffsy
      6:10 | 449 | Aug 22, 2016
      First Time at Demo Forest
      0:08 | 200 | Aug 8, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2292108SiwilliaaddreportRidge Trail and 6 more
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 6:41am
      1 hours
      user #932123joefabrisvotetrailSawpit Trail and 2 more
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 1:54pm
      18 hours
      user #932123joefabrisaddreportCorral Trail and 2 more
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      18 hours
      user #2343958MeverlwishlisttrailFlow Trail 1
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 6:15pm
      2 days
      user #2199349MBOSCChrisWaddreportFlow Trail 2
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 1:00pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1110417jondrumstrailSawpit TrailAfter riding flow trail this was a...
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:27pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      user #1843643bowersdaniel9trailRidge TrailRidge is getting more technical as it erodes
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      user #884555b0bgtrailSawpit TrailI definitely missed riding this trail, by dumb...
      May 28, 2020 @ 8:27pm
      May 28, 2020
      user #2187030Hdas25trailSawpit TrailNow open
      May 28, 2020 @ 8:01pm
      May 28, 2020
      user #1022492okcorrelltrailHihns Sulphur Spring RoadThe closed section is now open. Happy riding!
      May 25, 2020 @ 8:16pm
      May 25, 2020

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