708 ft
9 ft
-27 ft
Avg time

The Hard Way Details

  • Riding area
    Epping Forest
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • TTFs on trail
    Log Ride
  • Global Ranking

This short single track loops back round to the same bridle way it start on, a little further down the hill. It begins with a small log to hop over in to a right hand bend and up over a small mound, followed by a hard left turn. follow the trail straight ahead and bear slightly right and ride up the mount at the base of the fallen tree and drop down to the left. follow the trail round to the right and down hill over the second fallen tree/log ride and in to a tight left turn. Then over a small fallen tree then over another larger fallen tree/log ride. Turn sharply right and grind up the steep incline towards the rope swing. Then round the fallen tree and out on to the bridle way/fire road.

Access Info

Cross straight over the bridle way/fire road at the end of the single track climb

More Stats for The Hard Way mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -18 ft
  • Altitude min
    275 ft
  • Altitude max
    300 ft
  • Altitude start
    300 ft
  • Altitude end
    282 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    152 ft
  • Distance down
    417 ft
  • Distance flat
    140 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 4, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (2 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
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The Hard Way Trail Reports

Aug 4, 2018 @ 3:28am
Aug 4, 2018
No clear path and looks unridden. Fallen tree at end of route
Jun 18, 2017 @ 11:01pm
Jun 18, 2017
Jun 11, 2017 @ 8:41am
Jun 11, 2017
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Need more air Captain!
0:48 | 167 | Apr 10, 2011 , London
gary learning the hard way!
0:09 | 142 | Jun 28, 2009 , London
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