2 miles
Distance
239 ft
Climb
-980 ft
Descent
00:22:02
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
    #643 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking

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
    00:22:02
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Status:
on Nov 15, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.35 (9 votes)

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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 (37.076710, -121.864430)
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Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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Nov 15, 2018 @ 8:11am
Nov 15, 2018
Oct 29, 2018 @ 2:41pm
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 28, 2018 @ 11:48am
Oct 28, 2018
Dry and dusty in the sections with more sun exposure. Shaded areas are good. I had no issues with traction.
Sep 9, 2018 @ 7:03am
Sep 9, 2018
Aug 11, 2018 @ 9:54am
Aug 11, 2018
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Jun 24, 2018 @ 1:57pm
Jun 24, 2018
Ridge Trail, Capitola
306 |
Mar 21, 2015 @ 7:54pm
Mar 21, 2015
Ridge Trail, Santa Rosa
318 |
Mar 19, 2015 @ 3:35pm
Mar 19, 2015
Ridge Trail, Los Gatos
295 |
Mar 16, 2015 @ 9:13pm
Mar 16, 2015
Ridge Trail, Santa Rosa

Routes with this trail

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Flow Trail loop
14 miles
Demo Braille Bomber
12 miles

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