3.2 miles
Distance
12 ft
Climb
-1,266 ft
Descent
2,039 ft
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Santa Cruz Flow Trail is a highly rated 3 mile popular intermediate route located near Soquel California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 12 ft with a max elevation of 2,039 ft then descends -1,266 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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slmuller (Dec 14, 2021 at 10:48)
Trail Flow Trail 1
Holy brake bumps Batman y'all gotta figure out how to stay off the stoppers
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mtbflauto (Feb 3, 2021 at 11:37)
Trail Flow Trail 1
How is the trail right now? Is it still running rough from last season?
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Cabothe89 (Jan 3, 2021 at 19:42)
Trail Flow Trail 1
Flow trail is very wet right now (and will be more wet after rain this week)! Pls don’t ride until it dries out so the trail doesn’t get ruined Smile
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Emilianofloressaenz (Oct 26, 2020 at 6:46)
Trail Flow Trail 1
Rode yesterday and this trail has seen better days suuuuper blown out with huge brake holes kinda sad to see hopefully they fix it by next season
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davidtzlu (Oct 14, 2020 at 13:49)
Trail Flow Trail 5
Tree down around blind corner.
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spokesmanmtb (Oct 14, 2020 at 16:37)
Trail Flow Trail 5
Is this the tree that is down at the very bottom of the trail on the fire road? If so, I wouldn’t necessarily call it a blind corner, but it is a tiny bit of a surprise. I had plenty of time to slow down when I saw it. And it’s not actually on the trail, it’s after the trail.
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twowheeledwanderer (Dec 3, 2019 at 11:21)
Trail Flow Trail 5
The Flow Trail is so fun! It's 3.4 miles of fast, flowy singletrack with machine-built berms and lots of little rollers to catch air. Climbing up to the top is no joke, though... I wrote a post about everything you need to know about the Flow Trail and Demo Forest twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/santa-cruz-flow-trail
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twowheeledwanderer (Dec 3, 2019 at 11:21)
Trail Flow Trail 4
The Flow Trail is so fun! It's 3.4 miles of fast, flowy singletrack with machine-built berms and lots of little rollers to catch air. Climbing up to the top is no joke, though... I wrote a post about everything you need to know about the Flow Trail and Demo Forest twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/santa-cruz-flow-trail
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twowheeledwanderer (Dec 3, 2019 at 11:20)
Trail Flow Trail 3
The Flow Trail is so fun! It's 3.4 miles of fast, flowy singletrack with machine-built berms and lots of little rollers to catch air. Climbing up to the top is no joke, though... I wrote a post about everything you need to know about the Flow Trail and Demo Forest twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/santa-cruz-flow-trail
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twowheeledwanderer (Dec 3, 2019 at 11:20)
Trail Flow Trail 2
The Flow Trail is so fun! It's 3.4 miles of fast, flowy singletrack with machine-built berms and lots of little rollers to catch air. Climbing up to the top is no joke, though... I wrote a post about everything you need to know about the Flow Trail and Demo Forest twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/santa-cruz-flow-trail
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twowheeledwanderer (Dec 3, 2019 at 11:20)
Trail Flow Trail 1
The Flow Trail is so fun! It's 3.4 miles of fast, flowy singletrack with machine-built berms and lots of little rollers to catch air. Climbing up to the top is no joke, though... I wrote a post about everything you need to know about the Flow Trail and Demo Forest twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/santa-cruz-flow-trail
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WillieB (Nov 11, 2019 at 22:08)
Trail Flow Trail 5
This is the sickest segment
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wildmeff (Oct 14, 2019 at 9:46)
A religious experience.
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Olemanmtb (Jun 30, 2018 at 3:28)
Trail Flow Trail 6
Superb and highly recommend. Rode all 6 hats off to persons who maintain these trails at Demo Forest
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Olemanmtb (Jun 30, 2018 at 3:24)
Trail Flow Trail 1
Superb and highly recommend
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Renomike (Aug 23, 2017 at 17:57)
Is this trail up and good to go?
Thanks
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gearslinger (Sep 29, 2016 at 7:20)
Flow isn't truly a flow trail until you get to segments 5 and 6. Before that it's a single track with lots of berms and small climbs. Still fun but bascially it's work! The payoff is the bottom which is super fast. Right now it's getting really blown apart. If you are new to the trail take it easy. lot's of brake bumps and holes in the berms. Stay high on the berms to avoid them. It's needs rain and work to get it back to perfect again.
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Trails in Route

Flow Trail 11 mile
Flow Trail 21,325 ft
Flow Trail 32,703 ft
Flow Trail 41,427 ft
Flow Trail 52,073 ft
Flow Trail 63,314 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    13
More Stats for Santa Cruz Flow Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,254 ft
  • Altitude min
    785 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,039 ft
  • Altitude end
    784 ft
  • Grade
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -33.1%
  • Grade min
    7.9%
  • Distance climb
    587 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    692 ft
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)
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