12 miles
1,331 ft
-1,332 ft
1,130 ft
High Point

Highlights include the volunteer built trail of Home Baked, gnarly rocks of Whelpstone Crag and the roller coaster ride down Hully Gully Follow the red arrows on the timber posts.

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Trails in Route

Final Trail / 27 Berms12 miles
Bottoms Beck338 ft
Hully Gully1,572 ft
Forest Road1,204 ft
Forest Road3,264 ft
Forest Road1 miles
Home Baked3,609 ft
The Snake1,985 ft
Over The Hill1,352 ft
Circle1,316 ft
Rocky Road1,194 ft


  • Difficulty rating
More Stats for The 8 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    619 ft
  • Altitude start
    744 ft
  • Altitude end
    743 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,425 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
427 | 2 faves
trail: Home Baked
4:26 | 2063 | comments: 0 | favs: 5
Mar 21, 2017
Another year and another series start at Gisburn Forest. The Hope PMBA Enduro Series is now in its 4th year, but torrential rain and floods added...
1:36 | 29 | comments: 0 | favs:
Dec 28, 2011
Soaking wet gully
wheely in circle
wheely in circle
trail: Circle
0:43 | 348 | comments: 4 | favs: 2
Mar 26, 2008

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Final Trail / 27 Berms
Feb 14, 2018 @ 2:10am
Feb 14, 2018
Trail currently closed due to forestry operations
Over The Hill
Jan 3, 2018 @ 2:16pm
Jan 3, 2018
Beginning to get washed out, especially towards the bottom. There's a buried fencepost sticking a few inches out of the ground in the center of the track on the final downhill where the trail is beside the road. I'm fairly certain it wasn't there when I last rode it!
Hully Gully
Dec 31, 2017 @ 6:44am
Dec 31, 2017
A mate split his head open today on the bridge at the bottom of hully gully by slipping on the wet wood. Even more proof that chicken wire should be on them [L=https://www.facebook.com/groups/24782136080/permalink/10155956917771081/]Generated from Facebook Post[/L]
Home Baked
Dec 17, 2017 @ 11:16am
Dec 17, 2017
Today i was in the forest at 930 to clean the bottom loop with first time volunteer doogey. We managed to clean all the way round to the exit of home baked before heading to the hub to meet up with Andy Parky. We then headed up to simons swamp to clear branches that were blocking the trails and clear any rubbish on this section. Amongst the things we collected are a jumper, 2 pairs of underpants , a pair of shorts , 3 inner tubes 3 rear mud guards and 2 front mud guards. There are still a few bits on the lower trails but they were stuck in the ice so will have to wait till next time. It was a great day with lots of laughter. We ended up wet and freezing cold but happy with our efforts today. This is how much we removed today so my thanks to andy and doogey. Some of you have recognised my van but today was the last time it will be at gisburn. In the short term my new van wont be sign written so please dont think i've abandoned the place. Andy made the correct call in cancelling the santa ride as there is ice everywhere, your safety is important to us [L=https://www.facebook.com/groups/24782136080/permalink/10155920750426081/]Generated from Facebook Post[/L]
Forest Road
Oct 14, 2017 @ 4:43am
Oct 14, 2017
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