11.7 miles
Distance
2,613 ft
Climb
-2,564 ft
Descent
02:00:10
Avg time

Gorlech Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Brechfa Forest
    Carmarthen
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #55067 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #7480 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking

All weather trail, mixture of singletrack and fire road. There are some good singletrack climbs and fun singletrack descents. Trail surface is mainly stoned making it uaseable all year round.

Access Info

Free parking is at the forest car park in the village of Abergorlech, near the pub!

Disclaimer

more information can be found on the www.mbwales.com website

More Stats for Gorlech mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    49 ft
  • Altitude min
    287 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,061 ft
  • Altitude start
    287 ft
  • Altitude end
    336 ft
  • Grade
    0.079%
  • Grade max
    -64.91%
  • Grade min
    34.862%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,940 ft
  • Avg time
    02:00:10
  • Avg reverse time
    02:05:44
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Status:
on Sep 8, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.6 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Gorlech Trail Reports

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      Sep 8, 2021 @ 7:36am
      Sep 8, 2021
      Dry no issues
      Aug 17, 2021 @ 2:19am
      Aug 17, 2021
      Mainly dry on the climb but wet on the south side of the valley.
      May 3, 2021 @ 12:49am
      May 3, 2021
      Last section has had work done currently closed Total climb is 1862 feet
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:36am
      Aug 5, 2020
      reporter All trails closed for Forestry works. Would advise checking the Brechfa MTB Facebook page for up-to-date info before heading up.
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:36am
      Aug 5, 2020
      reporter All trails closed for Forestry works. Would advise checking the Brechfa MTB Facebook page for up-to-date info before heading up
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 29 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 218 rides
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      Sep 9, 2021 @ 12:32am
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      May 6, 2020 @ 12:49pm
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      Aug 23, 2019 @ 11:45am
      Aug 23, 2019
      111 |
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 11:45am
      Aug 23, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      JoeTinman (Mar 20, 2019 at 9:42)
       Turned round after 2 miles of pushing the bike up the steepest parts all on forestry commission tracks. Waste of time coming.
      Quality not quantity when it matters
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      • + 0
      curtaincarot (Jul 14, 2019 at 6:31)
       Don't bother with the red trail, the first 50% had only 1 descent which was a pump track. Who ever thought to have fire road descents would be okay should be in hell. Sign posts are missing from 2 junctions making me waste time looking for the route
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      • + 0
      lmfalconer (Aug 27, 2019 at 5:27)
       Lovely route, lots of bits of single track followed by some exciting descents, all in beautiful woodland. What's not to love?
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      • + 1
      richClarke (Jul 30, 2021 at 1:32)
       Definitely the worst trail I have ever ridden. 70% of it is endless and utterly boring fire road. The actual trails are worn out and over grown. The last decent which probably could the only bit of true fun is still closed and has useless directions for the detour. AVOID THIS TRAIL
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