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.
Local Trail AssociationChase Trails (www.chasetrails.co.uk)
Trails in Route
More Stats for Follow the Dog mountain bike route
Altitude min386 ft
Altitude start446 ft
Altitude end442 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat4,494 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry