22 miles
4,516 ft
-4,510 ft
1,331 ft
High Point

This is the trail that everyone aspires to ride. It’s long, it’s tough, it will stretch you physically, mentally and has left many broken souls!

This long distance route covers 35 km so go prepared with adequate fluids, clothing and bike spares. Expect to come back tired, muddy and exhilarated!

You can expect loose rocky climbs, gnarly descents, stone fly-offs, berms, tabletops and hips on this 35km trail.

Don’t miss the Pink Heifer, Big Doug combo that gives over 4km of continuous sublime singletrack through majestic tall Douglas firs.

Smash it in a oner and feel the burn! So will you be dragging yourself up the final climb, limping down the last descent utterly spent or will you rise to the challenge and tame the Beast?

The Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails are managed and maintained by Natural Resources Wales. Car parking at Coed y Brenin costs £1 for 1 hour, £3 for 3 hours or £5 for the day – the money collected goes towards maintaining and improving the trails.

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag bkxc (Jun 11, 2018 at 21:44)
 The singletrack is utterly fantastic, the amount of dirt road you've gotta ride is not.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Physical rating
More Stats for The Beast mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    203 ft
  • Altitude start
    461 ft
  • Altitude end
    468 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
  • flag
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