Mount Edgcumbe Mountain Bike Trails near Plymouth, are suitable for all ages to practice your bike riding skills with a mixture of green, blue and red graded trails.
Green (Easy) Trails
The Edge - 5km (3 miles)
A steady 5km route and a perfect place for all ages to practice their bike riding skills. The trails starts with a gentle leg warming ride up into the Deer Park, where you will experience fantastic panoramic views of Dartmoor, Plymouth Sound and the Coast. Forms part of the Cornish Way and is part of National Cycle Network Route 2.
There and Back - 2km (1.3 miles)
A gentle ride along Earls drive past the Folly through the woods to the Zig Zag path and back again. You can choose to make it longer by joining the end section of the Edge Trail, which brings you out in front of Mt. Edgcumbe House and back to the Barrow Centre.
Blue (Moderate) Trails
Route 1 - 1.5km (0.9 mile)
Slightly narrow trail with nice gradual descents and climbs, a steady off-road trail through the woods leading to Hooe Valley and Maker Church.
Route 2 - 0.8km (0.5 mile)
A more challenging trail with tree roots and off camber sections. This is a step up from the green but not quite a red. This trail finishes back at the trail head along a wide stoney path.
Red (Difficult) Trails
Route 1 - 0.5km (0.3 mile)
This trail is suitable for those that want to gain skills. It starts with a steady fire road climb leading to a tight single-track through the trees. Though reasonably level it’s fast. The surface is root, stoney and loamy in places. Look out for the switchbacks at the end they have a sting in the tail!
Route 2 - 1.5km (1 mile)
A steady descent down over roots and rocks into the valley with tight corners and plenty of rough bits. This is aimed at the more experienced mountain biker but can be tackled by most with caution. Once at the bottom there is a steady climb to the top for another go!
Route 3 - 1km (0.6 mile)
This is the most technical trail so far. This is suitable for the most experienced and the challenge is to keep moving. Roots, rocks and a dirt surface with technical climbs and descents of equal measure will bring you back to the trail head.
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Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.
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