How to choose which grade of Mountain Bike Trail to ride? Most Mountain Bike Trail centres apply a grade system to their trails and, although they can be a useful guide, they aren't always consistent from one centre to the next.
If you're new to an area or trail centre, please take a look at the their grade system and any terrain you are unsure about to give you an idea of what the trails are like.
|Easy||Beginners in good health with basic bike skills.|
|Moderate||Riders in good health with basic off-road riding skills.|
|Difficult||Proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills & fitness.|
|Severe||Expert mountain bikers with high level of fitness.|
These are a general indication of difficulty - there are easier and more tricky options available within each grade.
|Bike Park||Extreme level riders with expert technical skills & good fitness. Technical bike skills important. Jumping ability obligatory.|
Mountain biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a significant risk. It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all inherent risks. These guidelines must always be used in conjunction with the exercise of your own experience, intuition and careful judgment.