4,809 ft
Distance
75 ft
Climb
-398 ft
Descent
00:04:57
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Flow 1 Trail

Flow Trail 1 Details

  • Riding Area
    Soquel Demonstration State Forest
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #210 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Built specifically for mountain bikes, a flow trail emphasizes speed and rhythm, featuring berms, rollers, jumps and other features that are designed in a way that uses the rider’s momentum to minimize pedaling and braking (think downhill pump track). From the young (or not so young) beginner, to the downhill pro, a flow trail delivers smiles for riders of all ages and skill level.

MBoSC has partnered with land manager California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to build a four mile flow trail in Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF). The objectives of this project are to promote mountain biking by creating a progressive trail that can be enjoyed by riders of all ages and ability level, and to increase the diversity of riding opportunities, demonstrate innovative and sustainable trail building design and techniques, and provide a model for other land managers for similar types of projects.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Flow Trail 1 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -324 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,680 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,029 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,029 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,705 ft
  • Grade
    -6.727%
  • Grade max
    -28.546%
  • Grade min
    25.035%
  • Distance climb
    768 ft
  • Distance down
    3,800 ft
  • Distance flat
    241 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:57
  • Avg reverse time
    01:36:10
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Status:
on Dec 25, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.6 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Flow Trail 1 Trail Reports

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      Dec 25, 2018 @ 4:51pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      Two large trees are down across the trail, as well as lots of mud and debris. It's not worth riding untill it dries and the trees are removed.
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 6:39pm
      Dec 22, 2018
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 1:48pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 10:53am
      Dec 12, 2018
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 11:48am
      Oct 28, 2018
      Dry and dusty in the sections with more sun exposure. Shaded areas are good. I had no issues with traction.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 491 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,628 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Olemanmtb (Jun 30, 2018 at 3:24)
       Superb and highly recommend
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