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      Carn Brea is the central point of the Great Flat Lode mineral tramways trail. It is a large hill formed from a granite batholith. Therefore, the Carn itself has plenty of mountain bike trails and challenges of its own to explore and discover. However, the circular lode trail around it is the real star. It is a fairly easy ride in itself which takes in some great historic mining areas and scenery. But as with all trails, if you look and explore you will find a number of gems created by the locals.
      In addition to this, and the real value of the area, is that the Great Flat Lode links to a number of other local trails which in turn link to some great trailing and jumping areas. The lode links to the Tehidy trail (therefore Tehidy Woods), the Portreath trail, the Redruth to Chasewater trail, Lanner trail, the Coast to Coast trail, The Track, Poldice Valley and Unity Woods. There are literally miles and miles of riding which can be accessed with riding for all styles and abilities. You could spend days exploring from the one area.
      There are a number of places to park in the area, many of which are designated car parks for the Lode itself. There are also cafes and the like to be found along the way.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: The Great Flat Lode
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
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      Access Info:
      There are a number of parking areas available, see the map via the links.
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      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
      • 4
      • 30
      • 21
      • 2
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 8, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      67
      Trails Mountain Bike
      67
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      66
      Trails Trail Running
      66
      Trails Horse
      3
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      4,337 ft
      Total Vertical
      635 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      777 ft
      Reports
      141
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      903

      Photos of Carn Brea Mountain Bike

      trail: No Dabbing
      21 |
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 2:43am
      Aug 24, 2020
      trail: The future
      30 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:10am
      Jul 27, 2018
      trail: The future
      30 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:10am
      Jul 27, 2018
      34 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:08am
      Jul 27, 2018
      21 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:04am
      Jul 27, 2018
      24 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:04am
      Jul 27, 2018
      trail: Daymn
      20 |
      Jul 18, 2018 @ 9:55am
      Jul 18, 2018
      29 |
      Jul 18, 2018 @ 9:54am
      Jul 18, 2018

      Videos of Carn Brea Mountain Bike

      A little air in Lanner
      0:03 | 196 | Mar 5, 2018
      Development Squad at Revs
      trail: The future
      4:12 | 68 | Aug 1, 2017
      Gawton
      trail: Downhill?
      7:38 | 72 | Jan 21, 2017
      Downhill MTB
      trail: Downhill?
      6:42 | 454 | Mar 28, 2015
      Downhill mtb crash
      trail: Downhill?
      0:51 | 594 | Mar 28, 2015
      The the track in Portreath edit
      trail: The future
      1:15 | 567 | Jun 17, 2014
      Smilog
      trail: Downhill?
      1:00 | 71 | Jun 9, 2014
      Whinlatter
      1:17 | 215 | Feb 27, 2013

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1036418buzbyjnraddreportHarvey's Quarry
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 9:23am
      Nov 25, 2021
      user #1102910korevriddentrailGet your rocks off
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 11:31am
      Nov 7, 2021
      user #119147ripsilveraddreportHarvey's Quarry and 3 more
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 1:32am
      Sep 9, 2021
      user #2827674ryantaloperiddentrailRing Bash Rampage and 1 more
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 9:40am
      Aug 24, 2021
      user #2827674ryantalopeaddreportMonument to Tregajorran rock and 4 more
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 5:24am
      Aug 24, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1102441Matt-the-fattrailShake it now nowBe wary of horse riders coming up this trail,...
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 4:25am
      Dec 22, 2019
      user #1284296CornishPartrailDD DownhillEpic jumping! Loved the top section. Still...
      Jul 25, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Jul 25, 2018
      user #1284296CornishPartrailDD DownhillOvergrown a little in spots, but riding well....
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 1:56am
      Jul 6, 2018
      user #1284296CornishPartrailDownhill?Dry and no problems, always a more fun short cut.
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:52am
      Jun 17, 2018
      user #1284296CornishPartrailDD DownhillAll good and running quite fast. Everything...
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:51am
      Jun 17, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Poldice Valley 1 1 14.7 km
      Steeple Woods9.9 km
      Idless Woods10.5 km
      Pendeen 1 119.6 km
      "GBH"26.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6726 miles4,337 ft14 miles636 ft
      #7,166#342331412928
      E-Bike31 mile341 ft4,665 ft253 ft
      #2,384#19513725
      Hike6626 miles4,324 ft14 miles636 ft
      #6,271#2541417
      Trail Running6626 miles4,324 ft14 miles636 ft
      #6,272#25214111
      Horse31 mile341 ft4,665 ft253 ft
      #436#1675
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