4,276 ft
11 ft
-169 ft
Avg time


  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden, Other
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking

It is the main pathway through Illogan Woods. At the top and bottom there is a short section of tarmac pathway, otherwise it is a woodland path with some stony/rocky sections and a fair bit of mud at times. About half way down there is a stream to cross (actually a small bridge or the overflow channel) and the bottom section almost never dries out. Very near the end there is a very narrow section to get through, it is a concrete structure just wide enough for your handle bars - take it steady! There are no notable trail features such as jumps etc (although it might be possible to jump the fore mentioned overflow channel). Basically it is a downhill woodland trail which you can attack as fast as you wish. You can also go up it, both directions are sections on Strava.

Access Info

Enter the bottom from Portreath, near the School. The top is near Illogan School and there is parking at both ends if you want it.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Illogan Woods Main Line bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -157 ft
  • Altitude min
    77 ft
  • Altitude max
    235 ft
  • Altitude start
    235 ft
  • Altitude end
    78 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    801 ft
  • Distance down
    2,838 ft
  • Distance flat
    636 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 22, 2018
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to illogan-woods-main-line trailhead (50.251253, -5.272772)
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Illogan Woods... Trail Reports

Jul 22, 2018 @ 8:22am
Jul 22, 2018
Jun 28, 2018 @ 1:27am
Jun 28, 2018
Mostly dry, just damp in the usual spots.
Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:54am
Apr 26, 2018
Much drier, still damp in spots but all good.
Apr 18, 2018 @ 1:26am
Apr 18, 2018
Still quite wet, but still fine.
Mar 30, 2018 @ 1:53pm
Mar 30, 2018
Wet all the way through. Some more trees down, but all clear of the trail.
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Mines & Minerals Loop
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10 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jul 8, 2017 at 21:58)
 A fun ride in either direction. Links nicely with Tehidy woods and the coast to coast mineral tramway.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Sep 14, 2017 at 12:18)
 Wet today and there is a large tree down about a third from the top. Always a nice ride though!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Nov 15, 2017 at 13:24)
 All clear today. It was a little wet, but the bottom section was much drier than I was expecting. Rode up today, but it was a good climb.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Feb 1, 2018 at 14:10)
 Drier than expected. Quite a bit of rocks etc washed down in the rain of late. Watch out for the pipes through the narrow bit at the end!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Feb 7, 2018 at 12:17)
 A lot wetter than last week and the debris washed down make traction tricky up hill.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Mar 5, 2018 at 1:41)
 A quick ride up on Sunday. Quite wet in places, but generally fine. All clear too.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Mar 30, 2018 at 13:57)
 Very wet with more trees down, but the trail is clear. I was puffing a little here today, but still got a good time - quite surprised!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Apr 21, 2018 at 2:58)
 Still very wet and plenty of trees down with the middle sections cut out to allow you to pass. The riding was still ok, not too slippy. Enjoyed it.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Apr 26, 2018 at 13:37)
 Very dry in there today, legs were not happy by this time - but it is always a nice place to ride.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jul 1, 2018 at 1:56)
 Clear and working well, too dam hot for the up hill slog at the end of a ride! Damp in the normal places.

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