Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other

      Natural Resources Wales’ mountain bike Mecca, Coed-y-Brenin Forest is home to an ever-increasing network of fantastic handbuilt all-weather singletrack including 'Y Slab' the latest addition. The technical roller coaster riding will have you grinning like a fool, with stunning mountain views of surrounding Snowdonia that’ll take your breath away. The MinorTaur is a blue graded development which complements the established red and black rides. Its specially adapted features make Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park the first truly inclusive mountain bike destination in the United Kingdom.

      Coed y Brenin was the first forest to be developed for the sport of mountain biking and to this day retains its reputation as one of the sports premier locations. A range of routes suitable for everyone from families and novices to rocky technical trails for expert riders radiate out from our stunning state of the art eco visitor centre.

      The trail network is constantly being expanded and improved too. The Y Ffowndri Skills Area & Bike Park add a range of features to test and develop your riding. And there is soon to be another loop to extend the already popular MinorTaur (Blue) trail. Be sure to take in the breath-taking scenery, with views across to Cadair Idris, glaciated valleys, wild untamed rivers, an expanse of forest and all in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

      Our car parks and trails are open 24/7!


      The purpose-built visitor centre offers hot drinks, snacks, main meals, bike hire and a fully equipped shop. There is also a trail running shop and a selection of trail running routes. Be sure to visit, we promise you’ll want to return!

      Coed-y-Brenin visitor centre opening hours:

      Summer time: 9.00am – 5.00pm every day
      Winter time: 9.30am – 4.30pm from Monday to Friday & 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturdays and Sundays.
      Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

      The Bike Shop, Beics Brenin is open 7 days a week all year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day).

      Toilets and showers are available as well as disabled and baby changing facilities. There is also a shop for information, bike wash and pay and display car parking facilities.

      Always ride within your ability and the rules of the forest cycle code.

      Contact Info

      Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up to date news about the trails and visitor centre.

      For trail information contact Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre: Tel: 01341 440747

      For accommodation and tourist information contact Barmouth Tourist Information Centre: Tel 01341 280787


      Andy looks after the trails at Coed y Brenin, the Gwydir Mawr trail formerly known as the Marin trail & supports the Penmachno & Dyfi volunteer groups. He’s the Natural Resources Wales mountain bike ranger and you can follow him on Twitter or Facebook

      Getting Here:

      From North / North East
      Head for Manchester. Take M62 / M6 to M56 towards Chester. Take M53 / A55 south and west round Chester then A494 to Mold. Follow A494 through Ruthin and Bala to Dolgellau. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

      From Midlands, London and South
      Head for Birmingham and then take M6 north. Turn west onto M54 past Telford. Take A5 round Shrewsbury then turn onto A458 through Welshpool. Take A470 north to Dolgellau at Mallwyd roundabout. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles.

      For Sat Nav/GPS/Mapping Services use: LL40 2HZ
      Grid Reference: SH 725 268
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Parking google parking directions
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
      Region Details
      • 24
      • 2
      • 6
      • 21
      • 16

      Open on Jan 4, 2019


      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Dirtbike
      Trails ATV
      Trails Horse
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Trails Snowmobile
      Total Distance
      50 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      8,439 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,147 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,330 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Trails

      view all trails »

      Photos of Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike

      43 |
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 2:40pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      MinorTaur Trail, Essex
      trail: Pinderosa
      1,249 |
      Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:44am
      Sep 5, 2013
      Pinderosa, Dolgellau
      trail: Cain
      328 |
      Sep 3, 2013 @ 7:08am
      Sep 3, 2013
      Cain, Barmouth
      trail: Brutus
      340 |
      Jul 13, 2013 @ 2:51am
      Jul 13, 2013
      Brutus, Barmouth
      more photos »

      Videos of Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike

      Uncle Fester and the Rabbit
      2:30 | 28 | Feb 2, 2017
      Slow Ass Badger Ride
      trail: Badger
      3:55 | 11 | Jan 7, 2017
      Muddy Badger 2
      trail: Badger
      2:23 | 4 | Jan 7, 2017
      Muddy Badger
      trail: Badger
      2:03 | 7 | Jan 7, 2017
      more videos »

      Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Routes

      dyfi cyb enduro 2018
      26 miles
      The Beast
      22 miles
      Tarw Du
      12 miles
      Tarw Du
      12 miles

      Recent Activity

      user #1408690KNFMACaddridelogJan 15, 2019 ride log
      Jan 15, 2019 @ 4:50am
      1 days
      user #855722MTBRangervotetrailSarn Helen Roman Road
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 11:28am
      2 days
      user #1605363RhysMorganaddridelogJan 13, 2019 ride log
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 10:58am
      Jan 13, 2019
      user #1697893FlyingdavidaddridelogJan 12, 2019 ride log and 1 more
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 4:46am
      Jan 13, 2019
      user #1500870Charlie2015addridelogJan 12, 2019 ride log
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 9:32am
      Jan 12, 2019
      view more »

      Nearby Areas

      Antur Stiniog 113.4 km
      Dyfi Forest 5 10 314.4 km
      Caban and Beudy Banc 115.3 km
      Abercegir Caban and Beudy Banc16.5 km
      Rhiwlwyfen 116.6 km
      • By MTBRanger NRW-N & contributors
      • Admins: apply
      • #5846 - 3,094 views
      • coed y brenin activity log | embed map of Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails | coed y brenin mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Coed y Brenin.
      You must login to download files.