2,532 ft
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-211 ft
Descent
00:03:06
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Flow 3 Trail

Flow Trail 3 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #220 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 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 3 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -157 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,319 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,502 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,496 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,338 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.785%
  • Grade min
    10.264%
  • Distance climb
    945 ft
  • Distance down
    1,485 ft
  • Distance flat
    103 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:19
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Status:
on Dec 25, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.6 (10 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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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 Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Flow Trail 3 Trail Reports

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      Dec 25, 2018 @ 4:52pm
      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 @ 1:49pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      Too muddy in a lot of the brake pits and turns, you'll be better off on braille untill flow dries a bit
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 10:53am
      Dec 12, 2018
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 11:28am
      Oct 7, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 434 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,720 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      11 |
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:54pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Flow Trail 3, My City
      7 |
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:53pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Flow Trail 3, My City
      52 |
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 7:39pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      Flow Trail 3, San Diego
      33 |
      Jun 28, 2018 @ 3:31am
      Jun 28, 2018
      Flow Trail 3, Frisco

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      14 miles
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      3 miles

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