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      Great welsh trail center. Split into 3 riding areas that are connected by quick links along the river valley or in the case of the the W2 loop across the wind farm service road at the top of the hill. Most of the riding here, both up and down, is on single track trails instead of fire roads. Great flow on a lot of the trails with a few tech sections thrown in to keep you on your toes.

      There are 4 main red/black loops, Penhydd, Y Wal, Whites Level and Blade (ranked easiest to hardest) as well as a 4x/skills park and some blue and green trails. The W2 trail is a combination of Y Wal and Whites Level linked via the wind farm service road. Whites Level and Blade start at the same trailhead and share the starting climb, which is a fantastic single track climbing challenge. The black Blade loop can be extended via the Skyline addition, however this adds a considerable amount of fire road versus single track in its current state.

      Afan offers plenty of trails to cover those looking for a place to ride for a few days. There is good variety in the trails and the nice links between them make it easy to customise your own loops.

      Glyncorrwg is the suggested base for day trippers due to the amenities and trails available there. For overnight stays, anywhere that fits your budget works as it is easy to get around once you are there by either bike or car. For new riders who are less confident, start at the Afan Forest Visitors Park with access to green and blue runs that can be used to build up to the red Penhydd trail there.

      There are good bike shops at both the Afan Forest Visitors Park and Glyncorrwg.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Land Status: National Forest
      Access Info:
      Glyncorrwg, Afan Forest Visitors Park
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 15, 2022

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      75
      Trails Mountain Bike
      74
      Trails E-Bike
      36
      Trails Hike
      53
      Trails Trail Running
      52
      Trails Horse
      13
      Total Distance
      67 miles
      Total Descent
      13,335 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,802 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,922 ft
      Reports
      248
      Photos
      139
      Ridden Counter
      19,903

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Video & Race Report: National Championships & Round 4 of the British 4x Series - Afan
      Jul 2, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Afan has been part of the British 4x calendar since 2011.

      Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike Routes

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      Y Wal
      10 miles
      Whites Level
      10 miles
      Penhydd
      8 miles
      13 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog13 miles
      17 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog17 miles
      13 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog13 miles
      10 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog10 miles
      9 mile Afan Forest Park All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog9 miles
      5 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog5 miles
      13 mile Afan Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog13 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 7 rides
      Past Week
      • 32 rides

      Photos of Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike

      trail: W2 link path
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      Aug 22, 2021 @ 1:47am
      Aug 22, 2021
      trail: W2 link path
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      Aug 22, 2021 @ 1:47am
      Aug 22, 2021
      trail: W2 link path
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      Aug 22, 2021 @ 1:47am
      Aug 22, 2021
      trail: W2 link path
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      Aug 22, 2021 @ 1:47am
      Aug 22, 2021
      trail: W2 link path
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      Aug 22, 2021 @ 1:47am
      Aug 22, 2021
      trail: W2 link path
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      Aug 22, 2021 @ 1:47am
      Aug 22, 2021
      trail: W2 link path
      19 |
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 1:47am
      Aug 22, 2021
      trail: Access Road
      15 |
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 1:46am
      Aug 22, 2021

      Videos of Afan Forest Park Mountain Bike


      0:15 | 16 | Sep 27, 2020
      Crash OTB on Penhydd Trail, Afan, Wales...
      13:21 | 40 | Apr 19, 2020
      Afan Mountain Biking
      3:41 | 112 | Nov 21, 2018
      Trials riding at swinnos's
      trail: Energy
      1:49 | 181 | Dec 19, 2016
      Glyncorrwg Syline trail
      12:47 | 63 | Aug 24, 2016
      Afan - Blade Trail - Happy Life
      trail: Happy Life
      4:35 | 141 | May 12, 2016
      MONSTER ENERGY PRESENTS: MANON CARPENTER |...
      trail: Energy
      11:05 | 27662 | Apr 5, 2016
      Blade trail  - Joyrider
      trail: Joyrider
      3:08 | 213 | Oct 20, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Windy point
      May 15, 2022 @ 8:48am
      May 15, 2022
      Drylemonhed
      Tramway
      May 14, 2022 @ 1:49am
      May 14, 2022
      Drylemonhed
      373 (New Option)
      May 14, 2022 @ 1:49am
      May 14, 2022
      Drylemonhed
      Zig Zags
      May 14, 2022 @ 1:49am
      May 14, 2022
      Drylemonhed
      Y Trwyn
      May 8, 2022 @ 4:02am
      May 8, 2022
      Very DryE-Bike Having done this track many times in the...Danw2LnqY
      Six Feet Under
      Apr 20, 2022 @ 2:57am
      Apr 20, 2022
      IdealGavinT808
      Corker
      Mar 14, 2022 @ 4:09am
      Mar 14, 2022
      IdealGreat traction, visibility and almost no...Jaib06
      Welsh Gravity Enduro Stage 4
      Mar 14, 2022 @ 4:09am
      Mar 14, 2022
      IdealRunning amazingly, with no major puddles...Jaib06
      Jim Crow
      Dec 5, 2021 @ 2:11am
      Dec 5, 2021
      Wetwonkle
      In - Bye
      Dec 5, 2021 @ 2:11am
      Dec 5, 2021
      Wetwonkle

      Activity Feed

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      user #852680artynixvotetrailGhost Train
      May 16, 2022 @ 11:16pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #320194lemonhedaddreportTramway and 3 more
      May 15, 2022 @ 8:46am
      May 15, 2022
      user #512500george-the-ripperriddentrailEnergy and 5 more
      May 12, 2022 @ 4:02am
      May 12, 2022
      user #3043957DarrellcHAufPwishlistroutePenhydd
      May 12, 2022 @ 1:14am
      May 12, 2022
      user #3014409Danw2LnqYaddreportY Trwyn
      May 9, 2022 @ 2:59am
      May 9, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1008581veedubdavetrailHeartburn climbHeartburn is now a DESCENT to replace the...
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 9:56am
      Nov 17, 2021
      user #1629415JonoSharptrailCorkerGully about 1/3 way in has washed out
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 5:35am
      Sep 25, 2020
      user #2335132ZastrozzitrailBig DipperNot a blue - the bike park itself lists Big...
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 2:23pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      user #1732163callumreynoldstrailWindy pointGreat section of trail! Flowy but techy and...
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 1:37pm
      Aug 26, 2019
      user #865074rentachimptrailZig ZagsArguably the scariest waymarked run at Afan.
      Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:49am
      Dec 11, 2014

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Blaengarw4.5 km
      Margam Country Park 28.5 km
      Drummau9.1 km
      Glais Gobbler 210.1 km
      BikePark Wales 2 1411.1 km

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Afan 4X Trackskill parkGlyncorrwg
      Afan Forest Bike Parkskill parkGlyncorrwg

      Pinkbike Articles

      Sep 30, 2019
      Afan Valley Riders Voice Concerns Over Latest Round of Tree Felling Afan Valley Riders Voice Concerns Over Latest Round of Tree Felling
      Another round of tree felling will begin in the Afan Valley later this year.
      Jul 10, 2019
      £45,000 Worth of Bikes Stolen From Afan Trail Centre Hire Shop £45,000 Worth of Bikes Stolen From Afan Trail Centre Hire Shop
      Among the losses were seven Orange hire bikes, a custom-built Transition Smuggler, a Cannondale Jekyll and a Santa Cruz Chameleon
      Jul 2, 2019
      Video &amp; Race Report: National Championships &amp; Round 4 of the British 4x Series - Afan Video & Race Report: National Championships & Round 4 of the British 4x Series - Afan
      Afan has been part of the British 4x calendar since 2011.
      Mar 2, 2017
      Top Photos of the Month - February Top Photos of the Month - February
      Check out the most viewed Photo of the Day shots from February 2017.
      Feb 15, 2017
      Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up 1, Afan Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up 1, Afan
      Just under 300 riders braved the cold, wet conditions as they took one round one of the Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up at Afan last weekend. Here's...

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7466 miles12,910 ft33 miles1,801 ft
      #337#1513924836,177
      E-Bike3642 miles5,787 ft19 miles1,499 ft
      #388#51223684
      Hike5352 miles8,858 ft25 miles1,801 ft
      #570#1023618
      Trail Running5252 miles8,799 ft25 miles1,801 ft
      #575#112368
      Horse1317 miles2,441 ft8 miles1,496 ft
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