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Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 107 out of 111 mountain bikers

This Highlight goes through a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Peak District National Park

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Location: Edale, High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Best Mountain Bike Rides to Jacob’s Ladder
  • Known for its steepness for walkers - experience it on a bike for some white knuckle riding,

    • June 1, 2018

  • This was at the limit of my MTB skills - throughly enjoyed it but it was tough - my son flew down - if you have the skills it is awesome, if you dont its still awesome - just a lot slower! :-)

    • July 5, 2019

  • Fantastic descent. Fairly technical, need to be comfortable on rock with lots of step downs. Plenty of grip even when wet.

    • October 1, 2019

  • Bottom end of Jacobs Ladder descent. Another spicy, rocky and fun blast down the hillside.

    • June 18, 2018

  • Watch out for head sized boulders that will kick you off your line.

    • June 17, 2019

  • Awesome descent! Here's a video to give you an idea of the riding

    • November 12, 2022

  • Lots of line options and a few drops to link together

    • June 16, 2019

  • Wild and rocky, killer descent.

    • May 14, 2020

  • Rocky descent, can get real fast and rowdy, will definitly test the forearms.

    • May 14, 2020

  • After a horrible climb up this is quite a technical descent, but there are easier lines. Only problem is walkers will likely be on them. Great taster of what to expect when you get to the full on Jacobs descent. Can be really busy at the weekends as you would expect, so be prepared to holla at ppl to let them know you’re coming. When you get to the the Cairn coming from Hayfield way, you want to go through the gate on the right. That’s the bridleway down you won’t generally get walkers on there. They will be on the footpath.

    • November 23, 2020

  • So bumpy! Need to go tubeless so I can let the tyres down a little bit.

    • May 27, 2021

  • Much like the Mam Tor Road, the bridleway has cracked, broken & slid a bit leaving a few drop offs among the boulders & rocks.

    • August 1, 2023

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Location: Edale, High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom


  • Distance0.28 mi
  • Uphill0 ft
  • Downhill250 ft
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