2,533 ft
Distance
-171 ft
Descent
00:03:07
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Flow 3 Trail

Flow Trail 3 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Soquel Demonstration State Forest
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #120 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #50332 in Trail Running
    • #12187 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Flow Trail 3 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -171 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,341 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,512 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,512 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,342 ft
  • Grade
    -6.8%
  • Grade max
    -20.9%
  • Grade min
    1.2%
  • Distance climb
    82 ft
  • Distance down
    2,451 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:07
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on Jul 20, 2024
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Avg: 4.6 (43 votes)
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      Flow Trail 3 Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 32 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 890 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14,204 rides
      • Last: Jul 20, 2024

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      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      425 |
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:42pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      133 |
      Apr 28, 2022 @ 11:26am
      Apr 28, 2022
      132 |
      Apr 28, 2022 @ 11:26am
      Apr 28, 2022

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      Flow Trail loop14 miles
      Flow/Braille Double Lap18 miles
      Flow Loop via Bussard14 miles
      Santa Cruz Flow Trail3 miles

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      Last Ride Down SEQUEL MTB FLOW Trail Before...
      14:13 | 27 | May 2, 2024 , Santa Cruz
      Flow Trail / Santa Cruz, CA (Soquel Demo...
      12:31 | 42 | Apr 30, 2024 , Santa Cruz
      Demonstration Forest, Flow Trail 1-3 with Sean...
      10:01 | 179 | Nov 21, 2022 , Santa Cruz
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