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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
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  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      There are a number of parking areas available, see the map via the links.
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      Region Details
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      • 27
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      • 6
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 27, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #5,219
      Trails (view details)
      64
      Trails Mountain Bike
      64
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      63
      Trails Trail Running
      63
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      4,247 ft
      Total Vertical
      635 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      777 ft
      Reports
      96
      Photos
      32
      Ridden Counter
      400

      Photos of Carn Brea Mountain Bike

      trail: The future
      7 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:10am
      Jul 27, 2018
      trail: The future
      8 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:10am
      Jul 27, 2018
      11 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:08am
      Jul 27, 2018
      8 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:04am
      Jul 27, 2018

      Videos of Carn Brea Mountain Bike

      A little air in Lanner
      0:03 | 103 | Mar 5, 2018
      Development Squad at Revs
      trail: The future
      4:12 | 67 | Aug 1, 2017
      Gawton
      trail: Downhill?
      7:38 | 51 | Jan 21, 2017
      Downhill MTB
      trail: Downhill?
      6:42 | 448 | Mar 28, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1284296CornishParaddreportCarn Marth puffer
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 12:27pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      user #1936124tonycosaddreportFace Off and 10 more
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 8:14am
      Sep 22, 2019
      user #1284296CornishParaddreportPast the golfers South
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 6:39am
      Sep 13, 2019
      user #1284296CornishParaddreportDownhill?
      Aug 29, 2019 @ 12:38pm
      Aug 29, 2019
      user #1514424tobesehriddentrailPast the golfers South
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 12:45am
      Aug 9, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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

      Nearby Areas

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

      Local Badges

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