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Nearest Town: Dolgellau   

Dragon's Back Mountain bike Trail (karrimor trail) is 31km in length with a huge variety of terrain from fast tracks to extremely technical sections. Read more

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The Dragon's Back trail at Coed-y-Brenin is one of those understated quietly classic trails that always seems to surprise at just how good it is.

TIt starts off hard, leaving you under no illusions that your skills better be up to scratch, but then leads you into the sublime Dream Time where the flow feels so easy, you'll be day dreaming about this throughout the weeks daily grind! Big Dug leads you through the towering Douglas Firs, the kings of Coed y Brenin (The King's Wood). Ride Hermon as fast as you dare, before the big climb to the highest point in the forest, with superb views of Snowdonia's mountains and the best series of descents to come. The Adams family, five sections of downhill fun to pay back your efforts.

The Dragon's Back, an iconic Welsh trail that has matured well and can be appreciated with fellow souls over a pint of locally brewed real ale. Iechyd da/cheers!

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Nearest Town: Dolgellau
Sat Nav: LL40 2HY
Grid Ref: SH 720270

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 8.0625 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 7.8750 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 8.0000 out of 10
Facilities 8.5625 out of 10
Location 8.3125 out of 10

Review by: wighead on 24 August 2010

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From North / North East Head for Manchester. Take M62 / M6 to M56 towards Chester. Take M53 / A55 south and west round Chester then A494 to Mold. Follow A494 through Ruthin and Bala to Dolgellau. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles. From Midlands, London and South Head for Birmingham and then take M6 north. Turn west onto M54 past Telford. Take A5 round Shrewsbury then turn onto A458 through Welshpool. Take A470 north to Dolgellau at Mallwyd roundabout. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

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Last modified: 2018-06-07 08:09:13
Dragons Back Trail - Coed-y-Brenin 4.1 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.

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