2.5 miles
Distance
239 ft
Climb
-980 ft
Descent
00:22:41
Avg time
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Ridge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Soquel Demonstration State Forest
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #189 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33195 in Trail Running
    • #24349 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    CAL FIRE

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Ridge Trail mountain bike trail 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
    00:22:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:07
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Ridge Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 61 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,830 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,668 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 12, 2020 @ 9:06am
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      Jul 12, 2020 @ 9:06am
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      377 |
      Feb 3, 2015 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      748 |
      May 8, 2013 @ 3:59pm
      May 8, 2013

      Routes with this trail

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      Flow Trail loop
      14 miles
      Flow/Braille Double Lap
      18 miles
      Flow Loop via Bussard
      14 miles
      Demo Braille Bomber
      12 miles

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      bowersdaniel9 (Jul 17, 2020 at 13:49)
       Ridge is getting more technical as it erodes
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      Videos

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