1 miles
Distance
36 ft
Climb
-453 ft
Descent
00:06:45
Avg time

Sixtapod Details

  • Riding Area
    BikePark Wales
    Abercanaid
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #340 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

Sixtapod is the longest and probably most popular trail on the mountain. Riders of any ability can enjoy this trail. It starts in the open on rocky ground and then enters the woods to take in a series of jumps, rollers and berms. Stand by the side of this trail and listen to the laughs of other riders heading down the hill. Definitely a classic.

Bike Park

More Stats for Sixtapod bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -417 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,206 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,630 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,622 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,206 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.42%
  • Grade min
    24.569%
  • Distance climb
    532 ft
  • Distance down
    4,819 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,410 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:59
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.6 (17 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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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 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

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  • 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
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  • 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
      Directions to sixtapod trailhead (51.712780, -3.386150)
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      Sixtapod Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 2:05am
      Sep 16, 2018
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 1:01pm
      Sep 4, 2018
      Sixtapod (i1) CLOSED at Start but WillyWaver (i2) OPEN, so suggest WibblyWobbly (a2) until meet Forest Road / Climb then look Right for Blue post
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 1:37am
      Aug 25, 2018
      Jun 15, 2018 @ 2:12am
      Jun 15, 2018
      May 8, 2018 @ 7:04am
      May 8, 2018
      Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) First time in about 15 trips where some braking bumps are around.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 36 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 263 rides
      • 34 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,231 rides
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      Photos

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      31 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:20am
      May 29, 2017
      Sixtapod, Durham
      78 |
      May 2, 2016 @ 5:01am
      May 2, 2016
      Sixtapod, Gloucestershire
      78 |
      Mar 9, 2016 @ 2:26am
      Mar 9, 2016
      Sixtapod, Merthyr Tydfil
      115 |
      Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:23am
      Dec 15, 2015
      Sixtapod, Merthyr Tydfil

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag MTBIsMyXBox (Sep 4, 2018 at 13:07)
       CLOSED as of 06/09/18: Ask at Reception when re-opening but could be due to Forestry work?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MTBIsMyXBox (Sep 4, 2018 at 13:08)
       Sorry, meant CLOSED 04/09/18!
      [Reply]

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