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Trail Conditions
  • 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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • 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.

      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 Nov 11, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MBoSC
      (www.mbosc.org)

      Trail Running Stats

      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
      7,362 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,070 ft
      Reports
      300
      Ridden Counter
      1

      Photos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest

      trail: Flow Trail 1
      9 |
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 10:37am
      Nov 10, 2019
      trail: Ridge Trail
      17 |
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 6:34pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      trail: Ridge Trail
      257 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Ridge Trail
      460 |
      May 8, 2013 @ 3:59pm
      May 8, 2013

      Videos of Soquel Demonstration State Forest

      Ride into log and then hit a tree
      0:44 | 28 | May 29, 2019
      santa cruz flow trail
      0:16 | 52 | Mar 16, 2019
      Demo Forest with Jeffsy
      6:10 | 425 | Aug 22, 2016
      First Time at Demo Forest
      0:08 | 187 | Aug 8, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Ridge Trail
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 8:28am
      Nov 11, 2019
      Very DryWillStaxMountain Bike CalFire is done with work. Trail has a...
      Flow Trail 1
      Oct 26, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      Oct 26, 2019
      Dryjre32Mountain Bike breaking bumps/missing chunks on 80% of...
      Flow Trail 6
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Dry9hillipMountain Bike
      Flow Trail 5
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Dry9hillipMountain Bike
      Flow Trail 3
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Dry9hillipMountain Bike
      Flow Trail 2
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:19pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Dry9hillipMountain Bike
      Sulphur Spring Road
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:19pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Dry9hillipMountain Bike
      Flow Trail 4
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Sep 8, 2019
      Dryb0bgMountain Bike bumpy, dry, but still riding great.
      Hihns Sulphur Spring Road
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Sep 8, 2019
      Dryb0bgMountain Bike
      Logging Spur
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Sep 8, 2019
      Dryb0bgMountain Bike

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1222303d542eastwishlisttrailFlow Trail 6
      Nov 20, 2019 @ 6:16am
      3 hours
      user #1906321potromanwishlisttrailFlow Trail 1
      Nov 19, 2019 @ 10:26pm
      11 hours
      user #1877922jacksonlehnhartwishlisttrailSulphur Spring Road and 1 more
      Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:30pm
      21 hours
      user #1585949WillieBcommenttrailFlow Trail 5
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:08pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      user #1585949WillieBvotetrailRidge Trail and 6 more
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 11, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1585949WillieBtrailFlow Trail 5This is the sickest segment
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:08pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      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
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