13.9 miles
Distance
2,088 ft
Climb
-2,093 ft
Descent
2,577 ft
High Point

New Flow Trail in Santa Cruz

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5 Reviews & Comments

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Kenairiverflyguy (Apr 1, 2018 at 23:22)
 Amazing trail!
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outerculture (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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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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acyclist (Jun 6, 2020 at 22:45)
 Fun trail, 6 segments.
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Three6ty (Oct 26, 2020 at 20:32)
 The Flow Trail is a fun trail and worth doing it once. But definitely not worth the 2200' of climbing to get there and back. Pretty easy trail with no real jumps or technical parts. But it is fast and flowy..
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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
    794 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,904 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,900 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -33.1%
  • Grade min
    35.2%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,579 ft
Avg: 4.5 (10 votes)

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3,104 | 1 comments | 2 faves
1,438 | 2 faves
youtuber It Went On Forever! -  Flow Trail at the...
It Went On Forever! - Flow Trail at the Soquel Demo Forest
13:46 | 664 | comments: 0 | favs:
Mar 24, 2020
FLOW TRAIL/ Demonstration Forest
FLOW TRAIL/ Demonstration Forest
7:24 | 31 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 10, 2021
Braille & Flow
Braille & Flow
9:22 | 102 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 13, 2021

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