1,496 ft
Distance
-112 ft
Descent
00:02:44
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Flow 4 Trail

Flow Trail 4 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Soquel Demonstration State Forest
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #127 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #47226 in Trail Running
    • #14678 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 80 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 4 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -112 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,244 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,356 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,356 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,243 ft
  • Grade
    -7.5%
  • Grade max
    -16.1%
  • Grade min
    -2%
  • Distance down
    1,496 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:28
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on Dec 18, 2022
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      Flow Trail 4 Trail Reports

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      Dec 18, 2022 @ 11:08pm
      Dec 18, 2022
      a couple greasy sections
      Dec 17, 2022 @ 12:32am
      Dec 17, 2022
      Dec 13, 2022 @ 9:52am
      Dec 13, 2022
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Dec 9, 2022 @ 6:33pm
      Dec 9, 2022
      Nov 24, 2022 @ 12:19am
      Nov 24, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 953 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12,268 rides
      • Last: Jan 28, 2023

      Photos

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      Feb 27, 2022 @ 8:43am
      Feb 27, 2022
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      Nov 13, 2021 @ 9:07pm
      Nov 13, 2021
      83 |
      Dec 3, 2020 @ 1:27pm
      Dec 3, 2020
      69 |
      Dec 3, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      Dec 3, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      twowheeledwanderer (Dec 3, 2019 at 11:21)
      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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      Videos

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      Demonstration Forest, Flow Trail 4-6 with Sean...
      45 | Nov 21, 2022 , Santa Cruz
      Flow Trail Two Weeks After the Rain
      9:30 | 116 | Jan 21, 2022 , Santa Cruz
      MTB Riding The Flow Trail | New Trail Day | in...
      21:30 | 96 | Nov 1, 2021 , Santa Cruz
      MTB Riding The Flow Trail FP | New Trail Day |...
      12:12 | 90 | Nov 1, 2021 , Santa Cruz
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