What are the popular trails within the forest?
As we mentioned in our introduction, there are a few trails that you can explore throughout the forest, including walking trails and mountain biking trails. However it is the latter that most people are interested in, so we'll focus on the mountain biking trails. Some of these can be really quite advanced, so don't feel ashamed if you choose to stick to the easier trails. The options include:
This is a low-level route but is still quite long at just under 11km. If you're looking for a really picturesque ride then this is for you - you'll get to see the river Mawddach and the waterfalls on the river Gain.
This is another fairly straightforward trail which is great for all ages. There are a few jumps you can try if you're feeling extra brave.
This is where it gets a little more challenging, because although this trail is only 9km long, it does include a few technical parts including a stone slab to navigate.
If you've mastered the previous trails and you're feeling even more adventurous, Cyflym Coch is a great option.
This trail starts off pretty fun and chilled, but the end includes a climb to the highest point in the forest, so make sure you save some energy for the finish!
Not only is this trail reasonably long at almost 20km, it also features a range of technical obstacles including bedrocks and loose climbs.
This is known as the first purpose-built mountain bike trail in the UK, so if you want to be a part of mountain biking history then this is a great option. It definitely has a retro feel!
Ok, so this is for the really brave and really skilled mountain bikers. Not only is this trail 35km long, but it's also packed with technical obstacles. If you complete this trail then you are definitely a beast.