18 miles
Distance
3,239 ft
Climb
-3,235 ft
Descent
2,585 ft
High Point

The Flow Trail is one of the best-known trails in Santa Cruz. It's 3.5 miles of fast, flowy downhill fun. Add another lap on Braille and get the best that Soquel Demonstration has to offer. It's a big day, though, so be prepared for 19 miles in the saddle and about 3,500 ft of climbing

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More Stats for Flow/Braille Double Lap mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    783 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,646 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,650 ft
  • Grade max
    -56.9%
  • Grade min
    36.8%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,295 ft
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      1,148 | 2 faves
      youtuber ONE TAKE - Down Braille w/ commentary
      ONE TAKE - Down Braille w/ commentary
      trail: Braille DH
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      Feb 23, 2020
      youtuber It Went On Forever! -  Flow Trail at the...
      It Went On Forever! - Flow Trail at the Soquel Demo Forest
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      Mar 24, 2020
      youtuber Soquel Demo Braille DH Gravel Bike v2 : That...
      Soquel Demo Braille DH Gravel Bike v2 : That Got BIG
      trail: Braille DH
      9:15 | 21 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Mar 12, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Ridge Trail
      Apr 2, 2020 @ 12:42pm
      Apr 2, 2020
      Flow Trail 5
      Mar 22, 2020 @ 12:49am
      Mar 22, 2020
      Super tacky and solid! Great for fast riding. There is a tree across the trail in segment 3 or 4 I believe. I forget which.
      Aptos Creek Road
      Mar 16, 2020 @ 4:06pm
      Mar 16, 2020
      Tree down due to mud-slide past second gate - requires dismounting and carrying bike over parts of tree.
      Flow Trail 6
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 12:57am
      Mar 14, 2020
      Rained today. Slippery and muddy in sections. Also, keep an eye out for the potholes in the berms.
      Flow Trail 4
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 9:21am
      Mar 8, 2020
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