2,056 ft
Distance
154 ft
Climb
-316 ft
Descent
00:02:04
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Flow 5 Trail

Flow Trail 5 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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #195 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 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.

More Stats for Flow Trail 5 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -162 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,058 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,281 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,227 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,065 ft
  • Grade max
    -68.257%
  • Grade min
    48.306%
  • Distance climb
    566 ft
  • Distance down
    1,339 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:59
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (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
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 Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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

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

  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to flow-trail-5 trailhead (37.081240, -121.897610)
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      Flow Trail 5 Trail Reports

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      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Sep 8, 2019
      bumpy, dry, but still riding great. There are a few pretty big chunks/holes right at the entrance to Segment 5 in sequence. Could be a bit of a...
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 9:47am
      Aug 18, 2019
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 4:47pm
      Aug 7, 2019
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 9:35am
      Jul 21, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 39 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,190 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,730 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:55pm
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      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:55pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      34 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 2:40am
      Oct 29, 2018
      45 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 2:39am
      Oct 29, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Flow Trail loop
      14 miles
      Santa Cruz Flow Trail
      3 miles

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