18.6 miles
Distance
3,237 ft
Climb
-3,240 ft
Descent
2,577 ft
High Point

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Detailed Description
Demo Braille n' Flow is a 19 mile popular intermediate route located near Santa Cruz California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 3,237 ft with a max elevation of 2,577 ft then descends -3,240 ft.
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More Stats for Demo Braille n' Flow mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 1 min
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    777 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,667 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,663 ft
  • Grade max
    -58.3%
  • Grade min
    46.7%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,560 ft

Directions

  1. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  2. Continue for 200 meters.
  3. Walk southeast on Highland Way.
  4. Continue for 200 meters.
  5. Walk southeast on Highland Way.
  6. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  7. Walk south on Highland Way.
  8. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  9. Walk south on Highland Way.
  10. Continue for 300 meters.
  11. Turn right onto Buzzard Lagoon Road.
  12. Continue for 80 meters.
  13. Walk northwest on Buzzard Lagoon Road.
  14. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  15. Walk south on Buzzard Lagoon Road.
  16. Continue for 500 meters.
  17. Walk south on Buzzard Lagoon Road.
  18. Continue for 100 meters.
  19. Turn right onto John Cusack's.
  20. Continue for 200 meters.
  21. Walk west on John Cusack's.
  22. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  23. Walk east on John Cusack's.
  24. Continue for 400 meters.
  25. Turn left onto Aptos Creek Road.
  26. Continue for 100 meters.
  27. Walk west on Aptos Creek Road.
  28. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  29. Walk west on Aptos Creek Road.
  30. Continue for 90 meters.
  31. Turn right onto Ridge Trail.
  32. Continue for 100 meters.
  33. Walk northwest on Ridge Trail.
  34. Continue for 700 meters.
  35. Walk west on Ridge Trail.
  36. Continue for 200 meters.
  37. Turn left to stay on Ridge Trail.
  38. Continue for 400 meters.
  39. Walk northwest on Ridge Trail.
  40. Continue for 900 meters.
  41. Walk southwest on Ridge Trail.
  42. Continue for 600 meters.
  43. Walk south on Ridge Trail.
  44. Continue for 300 meters.
  45. Turn right onto Braille DH.
  46. Continue for 200 meters.
  47. Walk north on Braille DH.
  48. Continue for 700 meters.
  49. Walk west on Braille DH.
  50. Continue for 900 meters.
  51. Walk northwest on Braille DH.
  52. Continue for 400 meters.
  53. Turn right onto Hihns Mill Road.
  54. Continue for 200 meters.
  55. Walk north on Hihns Mill Road.
  56. Continue for 600 meters.
  57. Walk northwest on Hihns Mill Road.
  58. Continue for 500 meters.
  59. Walk southeast on Hihns Mill Road.
  60. Continue for 70 meters.
  61. Bear right onto Sulphur Spring Road.
  62. Continue for 700 meters.
  63. Walk southwest on Sulphur Spring Road.
  64. Continue for 800 meters.
  65. Walk northeast on Sulphur Spring Road.
  66. Continue for 700 meters.
  67. Walk northeast on Sulphur Spring Road.
  68. Continue for 200 meters.
  69. Turn right onto Ridge Trail.
  70. Continue for 400 meters.
  71. Walk west on Ridge Trail.
  72. Continue for 200 meters.
  73. Walk west on Ridge Trail.
  74. Continue for 200 meters.
  75. Walk northwest on Ridge Trail.
  76. Continue for 100 meters.
  77. Walk west on Ridge Trail.
  78. Continue for 30 meters.
  79. Walk west on Ridge Trail.
  80. Continue for 40 meters.
  81. Walk north on Flow Trail 1.
  82. Continue for 70 meters.
  83. Walk northwest on Flow Trail 1.
  84. Continue for 100 meters.
  85. Walk southwest on Flow Trail 1.
  86. Continue for 200 meters.
  87. Walk east on Flow Trail 1.
  88. Continue for 200 meters.
  89. Walk west on Flow Trail 1.
  90. Continue for 400 meters.
  91. Walk east on Flow Trail 1.
  92. Continue for 100 meters.
  93. Walk east on Flow Trail 1.
  94. Continue for 200 meters.
  95. Walk west on Flow Trail 1.
  96. Continue for 100 meters.
  97. Turn right onto Flow Trail 2.
  98. Continue for 200 meters.
  99. Walk northeast on Flow Trail 2.
  100. Continue for 50 meters.
  101. Walk north on Flow Trail 2.
  102. Continue for 30 meters.
  103. Walk east on Flow Trail 2.
  104. Continue for 50 meters.
  105. Walk northwest on Flow Trail 2.
  106. Continue for 200 meters.
  107. Walk west on Flow Trail 2.
  108. Continue for 80 meters.
  109. Walk west on Flow Trail 2.
  110. Continue for 30 meters.
  111. Turn right onto Flow Trail 3.
  112. Continue for 50 meters.
  113. Walk east on Flow Trail 3.
  114. Continue for 200 meters.
  115. Walk northeast on Flow Trail 3.
  116. Continue for 300 meters.
  117. Walk west on Flow Trail 3.
  118. Continue for 300 meters.
  119. Walk east on Flow Trail 3.
  120. Continue for 700 meters.
  121. Turn right onto Logging Spur.
  122. Continue for 300 meters.
  123. Bear right onto Tractor Trail.
  124. Continue for 20 meters.
  125. Keep straight to stay on Tractor Trail.
  126. Continue for 50 meters.
  127. Keep left to stay on Tractor Trail.
  128. Continue for 10 meters.
  129. Keep straight to stay on Tractor Trail.
  130. Continue for 60 meters.
  131. Keep left to stay on Tractor Trail.
  132. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  133. Turn left onto Flow Trail 4.
  134. Continue for 400 meters.
  135. Walk east on Flow Trail 4.
  136. Continue for 300 meters.
  137. Walk northwest on Flow Trail 5.
  138. Continue for 300 meters.
  139. Walk west on Flow Trail 5.
  140. Continue for 300 meters.
  141. Walk west on Flow Trail 6.
  142. Continue for 600 meters.
  143. Walk southwest on Flow Trail 6.
  144. Continue for 400 meters.
  145. Walk north on Flow Trail 6.
  146. Continue for 60 meters.
  147. Walk east on Flow Trail 6.
  148. Continue for 30 meters.
  149. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  150. Continue for 30 meters.
  151. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  152. Continue for 100 meters.
  153. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  154. Continue for 300 meters.
  155. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  156. Continue for 300 meters.
  157. Walk northeast on Hihns Mill Road.
  158. Continue for 400 meters.
  159. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  160. Continue for 500 meters.
  161. Walk northwest on Hihns Mill Road.
  162. Continue for 400 meters.
  163. Walk southeast on Hihns Mill Road.
  164. Continue for 60 meters.
  165. Walk northeast on Hihns Mill Road.
  166. Continue for 300 meters.
  167. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  168. Continue for 200 meters.
  169. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  170. Continue for 200 meters.
  171. Walk north on Hihns Mill Road.
  172. Continue for 200 meters.
  173. Walk southeast on Hihns Mill Road.
  174. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  175. Walk southeast on Hihns Mill Road.
  176. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  177. Walk east on Hihns Mill Road.
  178. Continue for 500 meters.
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Ridge Trail
May 21, 2024 @ 5:01pm
3 days
Soquel Demonstration State Forest is CLOSED Monday through Friday effective May 1, 2024. Active timber operations including log truck traffic on Hihn’s Mill Road and Sulphur Springs Road have started. This work is part of a sustainable timber management program and forest health enhancement project. Operations will be concluded by October 15, 2024 and any updates will be provided at the SDSF Facebook page or the SDSF webpage:
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Soquel Demonstration State Forest is CLOSED Monday through Friday effective May 1, 2024. Active timber operations including log truck traffic on Hihn’s Mill Road and Sulphur Springs Road have started. This work is part of a sustainable timber management program and forest health enhancement project. Operations will be concluded by October 15, 2024 and any updates will be provided at the SDSF Facebook page or the SDSF webpage:
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