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Black DH trails — Swinley Forest MTB Trails

Black DH trails — Swinley Forest MTB Trails

Difficult
01:04
7.61 mi
7.1 mph
475 ft
475 ft
Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

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Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden

You will have to dismount and push your bike.

86 yd in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
28 yd
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Swinley Bike Hub

Mountain Biking Highlight

0.46 mi
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Swinley Forest main pass

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

1.68 mi
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Swinley Forest MTB trails

Mountain Biking Highlight

2.29 mi
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Tank Traps (red 32)

Mountain Biking Highlight

4.06 mi
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MTB red loop hilltop

Mountain Biking Highlight

7.61 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 1.92 mi
Path: 5.62 mi
Cycleway: 116 yd

Surfaces

Natural: 3.76 mi
Unpaved: 1.53 mi
Gravel: 1.73 mi
Paved: 0.59 mi

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Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.

January 14, 2021

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    If you ride the red route at Swinley Forest, you’ll notice that at the furthest south-easterly point there’s a hilltop with many different runs going off it. These include the official red route but also some more challenging black-rated trails. They offer an awesome challenge for experienced, advanced-level mountain bikers.

    This route takes in fire roads to reach these more testing trails from the main Lookout trail centre, as well as some of the more spicy parts of the red route like the Tank Traps section (red 32) to get you warmed up on the way.

    You’ll reach the hilltop trailhead after 3 miles (5 km), where there are many trails to choose from and a central push-up track so you can session to your heart’s content! You may wish to start with the easier graded red 20.

    Here, you tackle ‘camel’ first, the most northerly black trail, before moving onto ‘Berminator’, then ‘Babymaker’ and, finally, ‘Deerstalker’. Of course you can ride these in any order that you like and as many times as you wish!

    The return leg takes more fire roads, including Definite Alley, to get back to the trail centre, though of course you can rejoin the red trail if you fancy more singletrack action.

    • July 20, 2021

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