1,517 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-137 ft
Descent
00:01:36
Avg time

Special K Details

  • Riding Area
    Hamsterley Forest
    Bishop Auckland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Skinny, Wallride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17239 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

A mix of stuff on this trail. Starts out flowing with some good berms and then has some features such as skinnies, a wooden wallride and some other fun stuff.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Special K bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -133 ft
  • Altitude min
    633 ft
  • Altitude max
    766 ft
  • Altitude start
    766 ft
  • Altitude end
    633 ft
  • Grade max
    -20.449%
  • Grade min
    2.993%
  • Distance climb
    90 ft
  • Distance down
    1,325 ft
  • Distance flat
    102 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:36
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Status:
on Mar 27, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Special K Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 239 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 917 rides
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      Photos

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      16 |
      Nov 16, 2018 @ 3:54pm
      Nov 16, 2018
      135 |
      Sep 29, 2013 @ 3:49am
      Sep 29, 2013
      117 |
      Sep 29, 2013 @ 3:48am
      Sep 29, 2013
      105 |
      Sep 29, 2013 @ 3:47am
      Sep 29, 2013

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      Special K on the jeffsy
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