23.4 miles
Distance
3,312 ft
Climb
-3,312 ft
Descent
1,178 ft
High Point

There are very difficult sections of trail on this route mostly on Machen Mountain where less experienced riders should seek easier descents.

This route runs from Tongwynlais Cardiff, across the ridgeway to Machen and back via the cycle way through Beswas and Caerphilly.

Detailed Description
Castle To Mountain is a 23 mile moderately popular red route located near Cardiff. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 3,312 ft with a max elevation of 1,178 ft then descends -3,312 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

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Joshiboy (Oct 1, 2020 at 15:33)
Nice well built short little single-track with some nice berms and small jumps. Like all the trails here doesn't dry quickly
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RSOTRAILBUILDERS (Sep 5, 2020 at 13:36)
Trail SRO
This trail is changing and not 100%done but it's fine to ride.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Castle To Mountain mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    132 ft
  • Altitude start
    171 ft
  • Altitude end
    171 ft
  • Grade max
    -58.6%
  • Grade min
    60.8%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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SRO
Jan 20, 2023 @ 4:41am
Jan 20, 2023
Lots of low broken branches! I fitted under every one of them but flattening myself onto my bike!
Winch to the Top
Jan 16, 2023 @ 8:38pm
Jan 16, 2023
Slippy Singletrack
Jan 16, 2023 @ 8:38pm
Jan 16, 2023
Rarebit Nutters
Jan 16, 2023 @ 8:38pm
Jan 16, 2023
Left and Right Loam
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