2,362 ft
Distance
12 ft
Climb
-245 ft
Descent
00:02:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Launch Pad Trail

Launch Pad Details

  • Riding Area
    Forest of Dean
    Gloucester
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13261 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The first purpose built trail for 4 wheel bikes at the Forest of Dean

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Launch Pad bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -233 ft
  • Altitude min
    393 ft
  • Altitude max
    625 ft
  • Altitude start
    625 ft
  • Altitude end
    393 ft
  • Grade max
    -14.467%
  • Grade min
    8.762%
  • Distance climb
    142 ft
  • Distance down
    2,159 ft
  • Distance flat
    60 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:57
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Status:
on Sep 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Launch Pad Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 229 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,095 rides
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      Photos

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      74 |
      Apr 22, 2017 @ 4:02pm
      Apr 22, 2017
      Launch Pad, Newport
      114 |
      Dec 31, 2016 @ 11:15am
      Dec 31, 2016
      Launch Pad, Newport
      233 |
      Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:53am
      Apr 29, 2015
      Launch Pad, Gloucester
      257 |
      Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:52am
      Apr 29, 2015
      Launch Pad, Gloucester

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Austinynwa (Mar 18, 2018 at 11:23)
       Loved this ride. Was fast and fun
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