Soquel Demonstration Forest

Soquel, California 95073

Soquel Demonstration Forest

Soquel Demonstration Forest Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This ride follows trails through the forest which are particularly unique. While most state and county parks and open space preserves forbid bikes from using singletrack trails, the Soquel Demonstration Forest does not. Needless to say, rules often change, and when you do this ride, be sure to check the information boards within the park to confirm that this situation is still the case. Avoid unmarked trails, as they may lead to private property. The legal trails throughout the forest are well marked and easy to follow."

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Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area (Falcon Guides)
Lorene Jackson
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"This secluded gem is tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the backside of the Forest of Nisene Marks. Enjoy a ridgetop view of Monterey Bay before dropping into Soquel Demonstration State Forest. Here you will find some of the most challenging and picturesque singletrack in the Bay Area. Maneuver through rocks, drops, logs, and steep shoots among the redwoods. Logs to ride and teeter-totters are there for the more skilled riders. The singletrack trails are for strong intermediate and advanced riders only. Access for emergency crews is limited. Trail surface: 53 percent dirt road, 34 percent singletrack, and 13 percent paved road (but all you will remember is the singletrack)." Read more

Soquel Demonstration Forest Reviews

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10/23/2002
Late October 2002,trails are looking pretty parched and sandy. I rode the Braille trail. Excellent and lots of fun as usual. The steep sections are getting a bit more loose due to tire skidding. Some rain will be great for the trail.
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8/24/2002
One of the best single tracks in the bay area. You have a choice of lengths and levels of difficulty. The longest loop has some pretty technical downhill, log ramps and a brutal hill climb (not sure anyone has made this one). End the ride with a moderate four mile climb out.
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Trail Information

Soquel
Nearby City
13
Distance
1,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Technical Difficulty
2-3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,560 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,550 feet
Top Elevation

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Dec 2018