1,495 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-122 ft
Descent
00:01:50
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Flow 4 Trail

Flow Trail 4 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
    #207 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 4 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -112 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,227 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,343 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,339 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,227 ft
  • Grade max
    -19.686%
  • Grade min
    10.386%
  • Distance climb
    166 ft
  • Distance down
    1,255 ft
  • Distance flat
    73 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:50
  • Avg reverse time
    01:44:47
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Status:
on Dec 12, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
Directions to flow-trail-4 trailhead (37.080140, -121.897630)
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Flow Trail 4 Trail Reports

datedescription
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.
Oct 7, 2018 @ 11:28am
Oct 7, 2018
Aug 11, 2018 @ 9:54am
Aug 11, 2018
Aug 10, 2018 @ 9:36am
Aug 10, 2018
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Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:54pm
Nov 3, 2018
Flow Trail 4, My City
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Jun 9, 2018 @ 12:58pm
Jun 9, 2018
Flow Trail 4, My City
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Jun 9, 2018 @ 12:57pm
Jun 9, 2018
Flow Trail 4, My City

Routes with this trail

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Flow Trail loop
14 miles
Santa Cruz Flow Trail
3 miles

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