4,134 ft
Distance
-282 ft
Descent
00:04:12
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Flow 6 Trail

Flow Trail 6 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Soquel Demonstration State Forest
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #135 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #46899 in Trail Running
    • #15044 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Flow Trail 6 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -281 ft
  • Altitude min
    777 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,059 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,059 ft
  • Altitude end
    778 ft
  • Grade
    -6.8%
  • Grade max
    -24.6%
  • Grade min
    2.5%
  • Distance climb
    30 ft
  • Distance down
    3,796 ft
  • Distance flat
    69 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:05
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • less popular
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
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  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
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      Flow Trail 6 Trail Reports

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      Nov 13, 2021 @ 8:20am
      Nov 13, 2021
      Oct 28, 2021 @ 7:14pm
      Oct 28, 2021
      Small tree halfway onto trail across a berm you come into with speed, no real way to avoid unless you scrub quite a bit of speed. 2 or 3 people...
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 8:17am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Sep 18, 2021
      Aug 23, 2021 @ 11:31am
      Aug 23, 2021
      still dry like yesterdays ride
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 47 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,250 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,802 rides
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      Photos

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      100 |
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      134 |
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 5:33am
      Sep 9, 2018
      3,280 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:08am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      1,541 |
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 24, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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      Flow Trail loop
      14 miles
      Flow Loop via Bussard
      14 miles
      Flow/Braille Double Lap
      18 miles
      Santa Cruz Flow Trail
      3 miles

      Trail Products

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Olemanmtb (Jun 30, 2018 at 3:28)
       Superb and highly recommend. Rode all 6 hats off to persons who maintain these trails at Demo Forest
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      Videos

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      youtuber Northern California's Finest Flow Trail |...
      11:44 | 489 | Dec 5, 2018 , Santa Cruz
      MTB Riding The Flow Trail | New Trail Day | in...
      21:30 | 26 | Nov 1, 2021 , Santa Cruz
      MTB Riding The Flow Trail FP | New Trail Day |...
      12:12 | 4 | Nov 1, 2021 , Santa Cruz
      Braille & Flow
      9:22 | 167 | Jan 13, 2021 , Santa Cruz
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