18.1 miles
Distance
3,242 ft
Climb
-3,234 ft
Descent
2,579 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
    9 ft
  • Altitude min
    776 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,634 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,644 ft
  • Grade max
    -77.5%
  • Grade min
    36.3%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,442 ft
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Braille Flow and Braille Trail on a hardtail
Braille Flow and Braille Trail on a hardtail
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