1 miles
Distance
36 ft
Climb
-453 ft
Descent
00:06:56
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
    #336
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:06:56
  • 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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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.
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Photos

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29 |
May 29, 2017 @ 5:20am
May 29, 2017
Sixtapod, Durham
77 |
May 2, 2016 @ 5:01am
May 2, 2016
Sixtapod, Gloucestershire
75 |
Mar 9, 2016 @ 2:26am
Mar 9, 2016
Sixtapod, Merthyr Tydfil
112 |
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?
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  • + 0
flag MTBIsMyXBox (Sep 4, 2018 at 13:08)
 Sorry, meant CLOSED 04/09/18!
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Bike Park Wales Sixtapod - Blue - 2018
5:28 | 14 | Aug 6, 2018 , Abercanaid
Sheep on the trail while riding Sixtapod |...
4:04 | 40 | Jun 3, 2018 , Abercanaid
Bike Park Wales - Sixtapod
230 | Oct 24, 2014 , Abercanaid
BPW SixtaPod
3:08 | 57 | Mar 27, 2017 , Abercanaid
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