4,052 ft
Distance
-345 ft
Descent
00:04:47
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Trail
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Forest of Dean
    Gloucester
  • AKA
    G.B.U.
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Pump Track, Roller Coaster
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3393 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Forestry England

Completely rebuilt in June/July 2020 Bike park Style Jump and Drop Track

Tables/Doubles/Hips/Berms/Drops/Step ups/Road Gap

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -345 ft
  • Altitude min
    389 ft
  • Altitude max
    734 ft
  • Altitude start
    734 ft
  • Altitude end
    390 ft
  • Grade
    -8.5%
  • Grade max
    -32.3%
  • Grade min
    -1.4%
  • Distance down
    4,052 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:28
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Status:
on Aug 5, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 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
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      The Good, The... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 12:54am
      Aug 5, 2020
      reporter Trail is currently closed for a £20,000 refurbish This is being paid for by DTV from donations Work being done by Dean Trail Volunteers and...
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 12:57pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      reporter
      May 31, 2019 @ 11:38pm
      May 31, 2019
      Mar 26, 2019 @ 2:00am
      Mar 26, 2019
      Dry
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 2:12am
      Sep 2, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 119 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 683 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      16 |
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 12:13pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      48 |
      Apr 17, 2018 @ 5:07am
      Apr 17, 2018
      55 |
      Apr 17, 2018 @ 5:06am
      Apr 17, 2018
      42 |
      Apr 17, 2018 @ 5:06am
      Apr 17, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag vodores (Jun 20, 2015 at 9:49)
       GBU is one of the best trail at the FOD. Most valuable are two quite big drop off section, good for improving you skills
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag whiter74 DTV (Jan 4, 2016 at 4:43)
       Built By : The Dean Trail Volunteers are a group of riders from all disciplines working in partnership with the Forestry Commission to develop and maintain the mountain bike trails in the Forest of Dean.
      Our aim is to design and create a variety of enjoyable and challenging XC and DH trails for locals and visitors alike and to promote mountain biking in the area..
      [Reply]

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