14 miles
Distance
2,870 ft
Climb
-2,873 ft
Descent
2,589 ft
High Point

New Flow Trail in Santa Cruz

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Kenairiverflyguy (Apr 1, 2018 at 23:22)
 Amazing trail!
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  • + 0
flag TrailWarrior (Apr 21, 2019 at 19:50)
 A Bay Area classic. The Demo flow trail gets all the rage... for a reason. One long flow, you better be in great shape to do it top to bottom...
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  • + 1
flag mayjj (Aug 2, 2019 at 14:05)
 Did the loop today. You climb for about 45 min before hitting the ridge trail. After you finish the Flow segments you climb again to the parking lot, took about 30 min. The whole loop took us about 2 hours with just a couple of quick stops. Fun trail!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    856
More Stats for Flow Trail loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    779 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,914 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,912 ft
  • Grade
    -0.003%
  • Grade max
    -78.817%
  • Grade min
    45.59%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,982 ft
Avg: 5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
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  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • 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
  • 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
      Trail transparency
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      2,519 | 1 comments | 2 faves
      1,086 | 2 faves
      youtuber Ridge Trail - Santa Cruz, CA
      Ridge Trail - Santa Cruz, CA
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      May 31, 2019
      youtuber Flow Trail 2019 Santa Cruz, CA Mountain Biking
      Flow Trail 2019 Santa Cruz, CA Mountain Biking
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      May 5, 2019
      Ride into log and then hit a tree
      Ride into log and then hit a tree
      0:44 | 24 | comments: 0 | favs:
      May 29, 2019
      It was wet and slippery and hard to see the turn in the trail so...

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Ridge Trail
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 9:44am
      Oct 7, 2019
      According to CalFire Ridge Trail will be closed for fire fuel reduction work from Aptos Creek to Sulphur Springs roads on weekdays.
      Flow Trail 6
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Flow Trail 5
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Flow Trail 3
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Flow Trail 2
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:19pm
      Oct 3, 2019
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