Black DH trails — Swinley Forest MTB Trails
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
86 yd in total
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.
January 14, 2021
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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