3 miles
Distance
366 ft
Climb
-1,512 ft
Descent
00:22:01
Avg time

Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Soquel Demonstration State Forest
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #845

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,146 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,317 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,558 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,555 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,409 ft
  • Grade
    -6.431%
  • Grade max
    -48.151%
  • Grade min
    41.04%
  • Distance climb
    4,058 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,365 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:01
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Status:
on Jul 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ridge-trail-28869 trailhead (37.076720, -121.864410)
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Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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Jul 1, 2018 @ 2:09pm
Jul 1, 2018
Jun 23, 2018 @ 6:36am
Jun 23, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 @ 10:16am
Jun 2, 2018
A tree down is down on the trail not too far from the Sulphur Springs intersection if I remember right.
Apr 20, 2018 @ 12:21pm
Apr 20, 2018
Apr 18, 2018 @ 7:52am
Apr 18, 2018
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Photos

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6 |
Jun 24, 2018 @ 1:57pm
Jun 24, 2018
Ridge Trail, Capitola
289 |
Mar 21, 2015 @ 7:54pm
Mar 21, 2015
Ridge Trail, Santa Rosa
299 |
Mar 19, 2015 @ 3:35pm
Mar 19, 2015
Ridge Trail, Los Gatos
280 |
Mar 16, 2015 @ 9:13pm
Mar 16, 2015
Ridge Trail, Santa Rosa

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Flow Trail loop
14 miles
trial SC
34 miles

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