2,056 ft
154 ft
-316 ft
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Flow Trail 5 Details

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.

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More Stats for Flow Trail 5 mountain 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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    566 ft
  • Distance down
    1,339 ft
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on Aug 19, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Flow Trail 5 Trail Reports

Aug 19, 2017 @ 8:09pm
Aug 19, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 @ 4:03pm
Jul 17, 2017
Very loose and dry. Two wheel drifting is likely if you have speed but are not riding the top few inches of the berms.
Jun 18, 2017 @ 10:01pm
Jun 18, 2017
Apr 10, 2017 @ 3:10pm
Apr 10, 2017
Currently all demo forest trails are closed. " This closure of SDSF is temporary and the public can expect the forest to reopen once weather...
Mar 31, 2016 @ 9:57am
Mar 31, 2016
A bit of moisture and no dust. Starting to dry more so than the upper segments. Rolls fast, perfect conditions!
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Flow Trail (Santa Cruz, CA) Mountain Biking
33 | Jun 1, 2017 , Santa Cruz
First Time at Demo Forest
0:08 | 124 | Aug 8, 2016 , Santa Cruz
my 11 year old...
0:08 | 153 | Jun 11, 2016 , Santa Cruz
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