12 miles
Distance
2,223 ft
Climb
-2,224 ft
Descent
2,590 ft
High Point

Objects in mirror are closer than they may appear.

Though everyone seems to be enamored with the Flow Trail, Braille is still the best shreddy trail out there—more natural terrain with optional jumps, drops and stunts. It's short but sweet. And you can do a second lkap by climbing up Sulpher Springs back to the top and repeating it.

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More Stats for Demo Braille Bomber mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,036 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,640 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,640 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -41.24%
  • Grade min
    35.844%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,140 ft
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      Feb 23, 2020
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      WET! Santa Cruz Demo Forest - Braille Trail
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