2 miles
Distance
239 ft
Climb
-980 ft
Descent
00:22:01
Avg time

Ridge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Soquel Demonstration State Forest
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #643 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Ridge is the launching point for most of the descents found in the Demo. All the DH trails start from Ridge, and Ridge connects them all at the top. It's a fun trail with lots of turns, a couple rock gardens, and a couple of Up-Pitches that test your ability to change speed rapidly (fast to slow) as you clear them. There are gathering spots at every trail head where riders can group up - the start at Rosalia, the top of Corral, the top of Sulphur (the helipad), the top of Braille, and the top of Flow. It is mostly ridden fast in the DOWNHILL direction, but sometimes people climb - if you climb, be aware that no one expects to see you, so listen carefully and get ready to give way.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -741 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,813 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,558 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,554 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,813 ft
  • Grade
    -5.63%
  • Grade max
    -25.888%
  • Grade min
    26.19%
  • Distance climb
    3,260 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,293 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:01
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Status:
on Jun 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (9 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
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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to ridge-trail-28869 trailhead (37.076710, -121.864430)
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      Ridge Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 10:52am
      Jun 16, 2019
      New section near the top is a great reroute, I’m assuming MBOSC, and nice ride something new!
      May 10, 2019 @ 10:42am
      May 10, 2019
      May 3, 2019 @ 10:12pm
      May 3, 2019
      Perfect
      Apr 25, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Apr 25, 2019
      Good to go!
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 7:32am
      Apr 22, 2019
      All clear after the big rains.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 45 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 614 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,687 rides
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      Photos

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      18 |
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 6:54am
      Apr 21, 2019
      50 |
      Jan 23, 2019 @ 10:58pm
      Jan 23, 2019
      220 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      406 |
      May 8, 2013 @ 3:59pm
      May 8, 2013

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