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      Cannock Chase is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. The area has been designated as the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Chase gives its name to the Cannock Chase local government district.
      source: Chase Trails
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: Forestry England
      Birches Valley Forest Centre google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Various, though the most common is located at Birches Valley (WS15 2UQ).
      Links
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
      • 49
      • 2
      • 13
      • 42
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 16, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      110
      Trails Mountain Bike
      110
      Trails E-Bike
      108
      Trails Horse
      51
      Trails Hike
      54
      Trails Trail Running
      65
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent
      7,297 ft
      Total Vertical
      513 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      784 ft
      Reports
      2,992
      Photos
      181
      Ridden Counter
      102,025

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video: RutFest Returns With More Loamy Madness
      Mar 24, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Trail Maps let 200 riders loose on a whole load of loamy turns

      Photos of Cannock Chase Mountain Bike

      trail: Lower Cliff
      50 |
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 12:22pm
      Mar 18, 2022
      91 |
      Dec 30, 2021 @ 1:34pm
      Dec 30, 2021
      trail: Access Road
      10 |
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 2:21pm
      Dec 24, 2021
      trail: Zig Zak
      41 |
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 2:19pm
      Dec 24, 2021
      42 |
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 1:56pm
      Dec 24, 2021
      trail: Rollercoaster
      71 |
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 6:19am
      Mar 13, 2021
      64 |
      Nov 12, 2020 @ 8:28am
      Nov 12, 2020
      39 |
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:46am
      Oct 14, 2020

      Videos of Cannock Chase Mountain Bike

      Cannock Freeride
      71 | Mar 16, 2022
      Lower Cliff Run - Cannock Chase / Follow the...
      0:46 | 200 | Jul 19, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Snap It
      trail: Snap It
      3:46 | 102 | May 21, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Pot of Gold
      1:50 | 91 | May 21, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Lower Cliff
      2:59 | 166 | May 20, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Insidious Incline
      3:29 | 92 | May 20, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Deer Skull
      trail: Deer Skull
      1:50 | 63 | May 20, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Getting Messy with the Dog and...
      12:18 | 135 | Jul 22, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Following Flags Extended
      May 27, 2024 @ 7:54am
      May 27, 2024
      Variablepenktrials2Trees felled - trail gone

      Recent Trail Reports

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      lewiscraikaddreportactivity #54224364 and 14 more
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 8:12am
      Jun 16, 2024
      WelshRichwishlistrouteactivity #53754674
      Jun 7, 2024 @ 5:33am
      Jun 7, 2024
      chezzz989addreportactivity #53297677
      May 28, 2024 @ 2:04pm
      May 28, 2024
      George1515riddentrailactivity #53233703
      May 27, 2024 @ 8:11am
      May 27, 2024
      penktrials2addreportactivity #53233095
      May 27, 2024 @ 7:55am
      May 27, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      Mtbtrailrider70reportHigh VoltageAppreciated thank you
      May 23, 2023 @ 10:41am
      May 23, 2023
      greenbirdreportHigh VoltageLove it!
      May 22, 2023 @ 7:13pm
      May 22, 2023
      jnsbnstrailAunt Flowthis section were closed on 09102022
      Jan 11, 2022 @ 3:42am
      Jan 11, 2022
      QdRuyM7DtrailMr Blobby (TF)Currently blocked by Forestry work 2/9/21
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 6:46am
      Sep 2, 2021
      JackH8reportSnakes 'n' AddersNow back open
      Jan 25, 2020 @ 9:37am
      Jan 25, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Stile Cop1.6 km
      Hopwas Woods 212 km
      Downs Banks 2 214.5 km
      Sandwell Valley15 km
      Pooley Country Park 2 116.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike11051 miles7,297 ft24 miles512 ft
      #28#21812,980525,965
      E-Bike10851 miles7,238 ft24 miles512 ft
      #15#22,96443,442
      Horse5137 miles4,193 ft17 miles502 ft
      #387#117122
      Hike5437 miles4,393 ft17 miles502 ft
      #5,817#1902,873109
      Trail Running6541 miles4,803 ft19 miles502 ft
      #492#72,874256
      • By WilliamTM Chase Trails & contributors
      • Admins: Chase Trails
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