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
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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
      281 | 1 comments
      2,614 | 1 comments | 2 faves
      1,131 | 2 faves
      Braille Flow #2
      Braille Flow #2
      8:20 | 64 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 2, 2019
      Braille Flow #2
      Braille Flow #2
      8:20 | 50 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 2, 2019
      Braille Flow #2
      Braille Flow #2
      8:20 | 38 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 2, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Flow Trail 1
      Feb 18, 2020 @ 4:39pm
      1 days
      Like a paved highway right now, grip for days.....just stay on the cleared sections of trail, two inches left or right and you'll be sliding on pine needles. Watch out for the fallen tree on the ridge and another half way down segment six.
      Ridge Trail
      Feb 14, 2020 @ 2:32pm
      Feb 14, 2020
      Aptos Creek Road
      Feb 12, 2020 @ 1:55pm
      Feb 12, 2020
      Two trees down from the weekend wind.
      Flow Trail 5
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 7:27am
      Feb 10, 2020
      Tree down
      Flow Trail 4
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 7:26am
      Feb 10, 2020
      Tree down
      more reports »
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