Sherwood Pines offers a fantastic range of cycling and mountain biking trails for everyone from novice rider to seasoned professional. The trails are colour coded to cater for all abilities.
Adventure Cycle Trail at Sherwood Pines
This 6 miles (9.7km), blue grade, family trail is ideal for the intermediate rider. Exploring the forest, riders can expect to see natural terrain, uneven surfaces and fast flowing corners with berms.
Bike Park at Sherwood Pines
This 0.5 mile (0.8km), orange grade, bike park is suitable for riders aspiring to an elite level of technical ability – incorporating everything from full on downhill riding to big air jumps. There is a Dirt Jump Zone with graded options varying from beginner to advanced, and a Downhill Zone, starting from a wooden start tower, with four interlink runs down the hillside to the valley bottom.
Family Cycle Route at Sherwood Pines
This 3 miles (4.8km), family friendly, green grade trail is a circular route that starts at the Visitor Centre and loops through the forest on an extensive all-weather network. Taking approximately 1 hour to complete at a leisurely pace, the route is ideal for those with small children who may tire on the longer trails or anyone just wanting a gentle ride in the forest.
Skills Loop at Sherwood Pines
This 0.5 mile (0.8km), blue grade trail is suitable for intermediate cyclists or mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills. Located near the Visitor Centre, it’s a great place for riders to practice and improve their skills level. Providing a variety of technical trail features and a mini loop of single track, it’s a great place to have fun.
The Kitchener Trail at Sherwood Pines
This 8 miles (13km), red grade trail is suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills. Named after Lord Kitchener, the famous WWI General, the Kitchener Trail flows through the forest linking broadleaf and pine woodland with heathland and clear fell sites. It is a great introduction to riding single track and its nice mix of rocks and roots gives it a red grading.
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