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Cardinham Woods Mountain Bike Trails

17 reviews

Cardinham Woods mountain bike trail near Bodmin in Cornwall is a 12km blue graded trail with two additional red graded features to keep everyone interested. Read more

place Bodmin, PL30 4AL



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Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 7.8235 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 7.0588 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 8.1176 out of 10
Facilities 8.2353 out of 10
Location 7.7059 out of 10

"Excellent varied trails, well maintained and lots of fun."
Review by: Hilts84 on 17 April 2016

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The 'Bodmin Beast' trail at Cardinham Woods is a 12km (moderate) blue graded trail suitable for cyclists with a moderate level of off-road experience and keen mountain bikers.

This exciting trail explores the wooded slopes of the Cardinham Valley. You will encounter a number of technical climbs and descents, snaking single track trail and features such as tight bermed corners, small step downs, rollers and table tops. All features can be rolled over at a moderate speed. The trail is exposed to steep unfenced side slopes in places.

There are also two sections of difficult red grade trail, which loop off of the main Bodmin Beast trail. These options will add up to 30 mins to your ride, and are only suitable for proficient mountain bikers. ‘Dialled-In Dave’ is natural, flowing and fast; an ideal introduction to Red grade single track and a great place to develop your trail riding skills. ‘Hell’s Teeth’ presents a tough initial climb, with some very steep sections, but you’ll be rewarded at the top with some narrow, flowing trail featuring numerous technical features and then a very steep bermed final descent.


  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Cafe Cafe


Nearest Town: Bodmin
Sat Nav: PL30 4AL
Grid Ref: SX100667

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