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      Epping Forest is home to the only real MTB trails right next to London, stretching between Forest Gate in the South and Epping in the North. If you know where to look it contains some of the best singletrack in the South East and London.

      Epic mud in the winter and crazy brambles in the summer but lots of fun if you like it twisty and fast. Its very easy to go riding here, if you live in London, Essex or Hertfordshire. There are trains from London Liverpool Street to Chingford, and the Central Line to Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Loughton or Epping giving easy access to the forest.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Corporation of London
      Connaught Water Car Park google parking directions
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      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
      • 41
      • 94
      • 87
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 23, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      236
      Trails Mountain Bike
      227
      Trails E-Bike
      227
      Trails Hike
      236
      Trails Trail Running
      235
      Trails Horse
      59
      Total Distance
      103 miles
      Total Descent
      11,828 ft
      Total Vertical
      397 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      414 ft
      Reports
      966
      Photos
      311
      Ridden Counter
      16,673

      Photos of Epping Forest Mountain Bike

      88 |
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 10:26pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      trail: Jedi
      40 |
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 9:51am
      Apr 4, 2021
      trail: Jedi
      17 |
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 9:50am
      Apr 4, 2021
      93 |
      Jan 14, 2021 @ 10:55am
      Jan 14, 2021
      37 |
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 8:43am
      Jan 6, 2021
      94 |
      Dec 5, 2020 @ 10:47am
      Dec 5, 2020
      30 |
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 2:04am
      Nov 7, 2020
      trail: Curly Wurly
      157 |
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 5, 2020
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Epping Forest Mountain Bike

      Warren Ride 2016
      trail: Warren
      1:23 | 261 | Dec 23, 2016
      Pathetic OTB
      trail: Collarbone
      0:13 | 709 | Aug 4, 2016
      Bike to the face - Broken Collarbone
      trail: Collarbone
      0:25 | 865 | Jul 4, 2016
      Shh.. Its Epping
      1:15 | 475 | May 18, 2016
      TLC BIKES @ Legacy XS
      trail: Four!
      3:26 | 122 | May 13, 2016
      slow mo bike crash
      trail: Warren
      0:26 | 432 | Apr 1, 2016
      A Day at Woburn Sands
      trail: Four!
      1:17 | 454 | Mar 4, 2016
      stage four
      trail: Four!
      0:05 | 144 | Feb 1, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2790596NikhilshahriddentrailRiver Crossing and 1 more
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 11:04am
      18 hours
      user #2722444GD123456votetrailSmash The Ditch
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 2:38am
      Jul 25, 2021
      user #2722444GD123456riddentrailSmash The Ditch
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 2:37am
      Jul 25, 2021
      user #2590159potatoslimsaddreportThe Ching
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 10:56am
      Jul 23, 2021
      user #2022346Raymond82riddentrailGrassy Grind
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 3:30am
      Jul 22, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2206514bruntonj8trailHoneysuckle ValleySticky clay in November, impassable at the NE...
      Dec 11, 2020 @ 9:30am
      Dec 11, 2020
      user #2022346Raymond82trailDHA lot better and faster flowing. Getting...
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Nov 16, 2020
      user #2481927PuNwTWtrailClaypit Hill: Tree to RoadVery wet and muddy at the moment 7/11/20
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 12:21pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      user #2022346Raymond82trailPiercing HillFallen tree half way trough so new route which...
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Sep 22, 2020
      user #2316103Geordieboy1978trailHeart AttackGrind it out.. nice little DH straight after...
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 2:44pm
      Jul 26, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Hainault Forest 9 24.5 km
      Redbridge Cycling Centre (Hog Hill) 3 35.3 km
      Broxbourne Woods 30 78 km
      Lee Valley VeloPark 19 km
      Thorndon 2 311.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike22799 miles11,739 ft44 miles397 ft
      #277#1431196658,285
      E-Bike22799 miles11,739 ft44 miles397 ft
      #78#8939197
      Hike236103 miles11,827 ft46 miles397 ft
      #184#29611175
      Trail Running235103 miles11,785 ft45 miles397 ft
      #187#29612700
      Horse5934 miles3,209 ft15 miles387 ft
      #286#73602
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