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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
ContributeDetails
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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
  • 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.

      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
      • 10
      • 9

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 7, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MBoSC
      (www.mbosc.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #134
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      7,363 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,070 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,558 ft
      Reports
      355
      Photos
      138
      Ridden Counter
      13,911

      Photos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Ridge Trail
      12 |
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 6:34pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      trail: Ridge Trail
      10 |
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 11:54am
      Aug 5, 2019
      trail: Ridge Trail
      252 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Ridge Trail
      450 |
      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 | 24 | May 29, 2019
      santa cruz flow trail
      0:16 | 48 | Mar 16, 2019
      Demo Forest with Jeffsy
      6:10 | 421 | Aug 22, 2016
      First Time at Demo Forest
      0:08 | 184 | Aug 8, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Ridge Trail
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 9:44am
      Oct 7, 2019
      DryWillStaxAccording to CalFire Ridge Trail will be...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1961012chascochauffeurwishlisttrailFlow Trail 1
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 9:16pm
      2 days
      user #1689896TommyxcriddentrailSulphur Spring Road
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 8:38pm
      2 days
      user #1960916HumpheywishlisttrailSulphur Spring Road
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 6:10pm
      2 days
      user #794672acyclistwishlisttrailRidge Trail and 1 more
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:11am
      3 days
      user #1749045MswhubriddentrailFlow Trail 1 and 5 more
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 10:54am
      Oct 13, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1356662GB1trailCorral TrailLots of trees have fallen that are not...
      Apr 28, 2019 @ 9:54pm
      Apr 28, 2019
      user #1167119OlemanmtbtrailFlow Trail 6Superb and highly recommend. Rode all 6 hats...
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 3:28am
      Jun 30, 2018
      user #1167119OlemanmtbtrailFlow Trail 1Superb and highly recommend
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 3:24am
      Jun 30, 2018
      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
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