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
    Popular in reverse
  • 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 mountain 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 Feb 7, 2018
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
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

Feb 7, 2018 @ 4:33am
Feb 7, 2018
Wet and muddy, but riding ok.
Feb 1, 2018 @ 3:17am
Feb 1, 2018
Clear but quite muddy, drier than expected though.
Nov 15, 2017 @ 1:55am
Nov 15, 2017
Mud in places, but has been much wetter.
Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:09pm
Sep 14, 2017
Big tree down about a third from the top.
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Illogan Woods Main Line

5 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.

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