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  • Ideal
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  • Double Black Diamond

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

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
      Hainault Forest has some good hills and single-track. It tends to stay drier then Epping. As such it’s a good winter alternative. Although there isn’t as much variety it makes for a good option. The forest is all in one area with no roads to cross adding to the flow. It’s easy to get to on the Central line and so is a good option for those living in London. MTB London does a good write up on riding there.

      Cyclists are allowed to use all surfaced paths in Hainault Forest and an off-road link can be followed from Hainault Forest to Havering Country Park. For details of public rights of way and cycling routes in the Forest and Park contact the Country Park Office on 0208 500 7353 for a leaflet and map. Cyclists can also find maps at Country Park Office and at the Visitor Centre which is open every weekend throughout the year.

      Redbridge Cycling Centre is a traffic free facility for cyclists of all abilities from families to competitive riders and has purpose built road & off road tracks. There are a couple of nice bermy tracks and table tops. Adults mught get bored a bit quick but its great for the kids.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 10, 2018

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      9
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      9
      Trails Trail Running
      9
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      728 ft
      Total Vertical
      219 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      339 ft
      Reports
      1
      Photos
      183
      Ridden Counter
      25

      Popular Hainault Forest Mountain Biking Trails

      Hainault Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Hainault XC
      4 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      • 0 rides
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      Yesterday
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      Photos of Hainault Forest Mountain Bike

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      Nov 16, 2018 @ 5:44am
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      Nov 16, 2018 @ 5:43am
      Nov 16, 2018
      trail: Gully Run
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      Jan 24, 2018 @ 1:25am
      Jan 24, 2018

      Videos of Hainault Forest Mountain Bike

      Hainault Flatout
      trail: Cabin Hill
      4:09 | 59 | Jan 15, 2018
      DH RUN IN QECP
      trail: DH Run
      1:56 | 183 | Jun 7, 2015
      Porc DH Run
      trail: DH Run
      1:04 | 186 | Apr 11, 2015
      Dh Run at Swinley
      trail: DH Run
      0:56 | 50 | Jan 5, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Single Track Down
      Dec 7, 2016 @ 4:14am
      Dec 7, 2016
      Prevalent MudPabloGT

      Activity Feed

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      user #1864921RhysGP15commenttrailHavering DH
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 7:29am
      Jul 22, 2019
      user #1864921RhysGP15riddentrailHavering DH
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 7:27am
      Jul 22, 2019
      user #454369canadakawishlisttrailWeave, Duck and Jump
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 9:44pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      user #1659711earwackswishlisttrailHavering DH and 7 more
      Dec 21, 2018 @ 12:48pm
      Dec 21, 2018
      user #1664837JJNutleyaddphoto in My City and 2 more
      Nov 16, 2018 @ 5:43am
      Nov 16, 2018

      Recent Comments

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      user #1864921RhysGP15trailHavering DHNice short trail for quick rides. Pretty fast...
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 7:29am
      Jul 22, 2019

      Nearby Areas

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      Redbridge Cycling Centre (Hog Hill) 21 km
      Epping Forest 61 784.7 km
      Ingrebourne Bike Park 1 3 26.9 km
      Thorndon 2 37.3 km
      Lee Valley VeloPark 17.9 km
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