2,228 ft
Distance
-509 ft
Descent
00:05:15
Avg time

On The Pulse Details

  • Riding Area
    Rostrevor Forest
    Rostrevor
  • AKA
    DH2
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    All year round
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34278 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager

On the Pulse is highly technical downhill trail in Rostrevor and boasts some serious boulder fields, drop offs and the odd gap jump to challenge the best of us. Your arms will be tired but your adrenaline levels will be sky high once you conquer this challenging trail.

Access Info

Located approximately 46 miles from Belfast, 75 miles from Dublin, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails can be found on the Shore Road between Rostrevor and Kilkeel. The trailhead is only half a mile outside Rostrevor village; signposted Rostrevor Forest/Kilbroney Park. Postcode: BT34 3AA. An uplift bus services both Rostrevor's downhill trails all year round.

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More Stats for On The Pulse bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -509 ft
  • Altitude min
    262 ft
  • Altitude max
    771 ft
  • Altitude start
    771 ft
  • Altitude end
    262 ft
  • Grade max
    -54.847%
  • Grade min
    -1.069%
  • Distance down
    2,173 ft
  • Distance flat
    56 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:15
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Status:
on Aug 14, 2015
Dry
Avg: 3.25 (12 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

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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • 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
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      On The Pulse Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Aug 14, 2015 @ 3:27am
      Aug 14, 2015
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 38 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 150 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      20 |
      Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:26pm
      Oct 13, 2018
      On The Pulse, Rostrevor
      16 |
      Apr 2, 2018 @ 9:06am
      Apr 2, 2018
      On The Pulse, Ballycastle
      35 |
      Dec 20, 2017 @ 2:23am
      Dec 20, 2017
      On The Pulse, Dublin
      18 |
      Jul 5, 2017 @ 6:05am
      Jul 5, 2017
      On The Pulse, Mullingar

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag bat-fastard (Nov 17, 2014 at 6:55)
       I wouldn't grade it as a proline, at best it would be a red grade in the portes du soleil.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bat-fastard (Nov 17, 2014 at 7:51)
       Also be aware that the trail in the race videos is only built for the races. It has to be closed up after the race. On the pulse aka DH2 is only the stone man made trail, not the natural sections with the jumps. Frown
      [Reply]

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