Flow Trail

Completed in 2015

SCMTS' iconic Flow Trail in Soquel Demonstration State Forest offers cyclists, hikers and equestrians four miles of flowing singletrack through the redwoods. This trail is not to be missed!

Back in the winter of 2014, SCMTS 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) within the Santa Cruz Mountains of CA. Many years later, the Flow Trail is still one of our most popular trails!

The objective of the Flow Trail in SDSF was to promote mountain biking through the creation of a progressive trail that's accessible to riders of all ages and abilities. The trail was also created to increase the diversity of riding opportunities, demonstrate innovative and sustainable trail building design and techniques, and provide a model for other land managers. SCMTS raised over $220,000 for the project, and volunteers contributed over 6,000 hours of labor. Construction began in the winter of 2014, and the full trail opened in summer 2015.

This project was funded by generous SCMTS donors like you. Thank you to everyone who donated funds, picked up a shovel, or otherwise helped make this project a reality!
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