9.3 miles
1,911 ft
-1,916 ft
1,202 ft
High Point

The cli-machx was built in 2005 and is sited in the Dyfi forest; home of the howies Dyfi Enduro.

It's a 15km round trip, with 9km of built single track with compressions and whoops, rock slab drop offs and some beautiful flowing turns.

The last descent is one of the longest in Wales and features rocky jumps; watch out for the 'eye of the needle' a huge jump with a narrow landing between two trees on the other side.

The finale is a sequence of eight huge berms following quickly after each other. Hit them high enough and fast enough and they ride really well, but don't look down

There's also plenty of informal free-riding in the forest, but it isn't waymarked, so take a map or get a local guide.The Losin Lush shop in Machynlleth has maps of specific recommended routes in the Dyfi, and cross-country routes in the area.

There are no trail head facilities unfortunately, but there are 2 excellent pubs vey nearby, both of which rely on passing trade, so please pop in for a pint or some food if you can.

Just a 200 metres from the ClimachX is the Dwynant pub. They have excellent beer and occasional food. Details here - http://www.tafarndwynant.co.uk

Or Just a mile up the road in Corris is The Slaters Arms. A lovely bike friendly pub with regular pub grub and fantastic beer. Details here - http://www.theslatersarms.com/

Detailed Description
Cli-MachX is a 9 mile popular red route located near Machynlleth. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 1,911 ft with a max elevation of 1,202 ft then descends -1,916 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
CJfallsoffalot (Oct 16, 2021 at 11:14)
If you like spending the entire time riding uphill for what seems like a small amount of downhill in comparison, this is the place for you!
I’d honestly just go to Dyfi BP, especially if you like your pedals and ankles.
  • + 1
MTBIsMyXBox (Aug 22, 2021 at 15:06)
Agree with ‘Where’s my ball’ some extremely boggy pools near final descent so if it looks muddy ahead it is! Glorious Sun after last few days of rain so some run-off streams with collected puddles so keep the Winter / wet tyres on, add mudguards & even some wet weather gear or you’ll look like the Mud Yeti by the end!
Overall about 2/5: a LOT of roads up for little fun & final ⅓ descent is I’d say a Black Run so keep yer fingers on the brakes and watch those sharp rocks & vertiginous edges. Had more fun elsewhere but ticked this off the bucket MTB-list.
  • + 0
Carlbagz (Aug 11, 2020 at 13:54)
Rocky, techy, flowy fun...keep off the brakes for incredible speed if you dare
  • + 0
Carlbagz (Aug 11, 2020 at 13:50)
Great section, little climb to start then flat out fun with a few kickers to grab some air.

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  • Altitude min
    341 ft
  • Altitude start
    407 ft
  • Altitude end
    404 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,875 ft
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)
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