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  • Snow Packed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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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
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      Access Info:
      There are a number of parking areas available, see the map via the links.
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      Open on Nov 16, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,641
      Trails (view details)
      61
      Trails Mountain Bike
      61
      Trails Hike
      60
      Trails Trail Running
      60
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      3,719 ft
      Total Vertical
      635 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      777 ft
      Reports
      63
      Photos
      32
      Ridden Counter
      154

      Photos of Carn Brea Mountain Bike

      trail: The future
      3 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:10am
      Jul 27, 2018
      The future, Redruth
      trail: The future
      3 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:10am
      Jul 27, 2018
      The future, Redruth
      3 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:08am
      Jul 27, 2018
      Weeeeeeeeeeeee, Redruth
      4 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:04am
      Jul 27, 2018
      Life's a beach when the tides out.
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      Videos of Carn Brea Mountain Bike

      A little air in Lanner
      0:03 | 74 | Mar 5, 2018
      Development Squad at Revs
      trail: The future
      4:12 | 66 | Aug 1, 2017
      Gawton
      trail: Downhill?
      7:38 | 39 | Jan 21, 2017
      Downhill MTB
      trail: Downhill?
      6:42 | 445 | Mar 28, 2015
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      Carn Brea Mountain Bike Routes

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      Great Flat Lode
      7 miles
      Great Flat Lode
      7 miles

      Recent Comments

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      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
      user #1284296CornishPartrailPast the golfers SouthReally dry, but I was knackered - took it ease...
      Apr 26, 2018 @ 1:38pm
      Apr 26, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:37am
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      user #1284296CornishParaddreportPast the golfers South
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      Nearby Areas

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      Poldice Valley 1 24.7 km
      Steeple Woods9.9 km
      Idless Woods10.5 km
      Pendeen 1 119.6 km
      "GBH"27 km

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