6 miles
Distance
893 ft
Climb
-896 ft
Descent
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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  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    11
More Stats for Follow the Dog mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    386 ft
  • Altitude start
    446 ft
  • Altitude end
    442 ft
  • Grade
    -0.012%
  • Grade max
    -38.594%
  • Grade min
    29.759%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,494 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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