6 miles
893 ft
-896 ft
697 ft
High Point

The Midlands' first dedicated mountain bike trail. Follow the Dog is a red graded 6.7 mile intermediate mountain bike trail aimed at competent mountain bikers. Opened in 2005, the trail was completely designed and built by Chase Trails and more recently additional sections have been added, including the all new Tackeroo descent which was built as part of the contractor works to the Monkey Trail and opened in April 2010.

Follow the Dog comprises of fast flowing singletrack, with some tight and twisty technical sections as well. There are various TTFs throughout, including boardwalks, rock gardens, wood and rock drop-offs, rollers, and other similar features. Watch out for Evil Root, Evil Slab, and the infamous Werewolf Drop!

Due to how relatively flat Cannock Chase is, you won't find that much climbing on Follow the Dog – total elevation is just over 500 feet and there's only one hill to climb up.

Follow the Dog can be combined with The Monkey Trail for a longer 14.1 mile loop - simply take the left hand option at the Decision Point on High Voltage.

source: Chase Trails
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Chase Trails (www.chasetrails.co.uk)
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  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Follow the Dog mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    386 ft
  • Altitude start
    446 ft
  • Altitude end
    442 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,494 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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The head banger
The head banger
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Evil slab
Evil slab
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Apr 23, 2018
Cwmcarn- Team let loose!!
Cwmcarn- Team let loose!!
trail: Let Loose
6:21 | 466 | comments: 0 | favs: 2
Mar 17, 2013
messing around up cwmcarn like one big family! ... Big thanks to Cwmdown for the awesome service yet again! and a shout out to Ps Cycles!...... ow...

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