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  • 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 Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • 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
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      Caution on Dec 25, 2018
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #122
      State Ranking
      #3
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      7,363 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,070 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,558 ft
      Reports
      232
      Photos
      125
      Ridden Counter
      8,290

      Photos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Flow Trail 6
      11 |
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Flow Trail 6, My City
      trail: Flow Trail 5
      5 |
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:55pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Flow Trail 5, My City
      trail: Flow Trail 5
      3 |
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:55pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Flow Trail 5, My City
      trail: Flow Trail 4
      3 |
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:54pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Flow Trail 4, My City
      more photos »

      Videos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      Demo Forest with Jeffsy
      6:10 | 406 | Aug 22, 2016
      First Time at Demo Forest
      0:08 | 164 | Aug 8, 2016
      my 11 year old...
      0:08 | 246 | Jun 11, 2016
      Demo Rock Gardes
      0:06 | 303 | May 9, 2016
      more videos »

      Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Flow Trail loop
      14 miles
      Santa Cruz Flow Trail
      3 miles
      Demo Braille Bomber
      12 miles

      Recent Comments

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      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
      user #1173425gearslingertrailCorral TrailThis is a Downhill Trail. Since Flow opened a...
      Sep 29, 2016 @ 7:11am
      Sep 29, 2016
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      Recent Activity

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