8 miles
Distance
804 ft
Climb
-1,184 ft
Descent
01:13:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of The North Face Trail
  • North Face

Details

  • Riding Area
    Grizedale Forest
    Hawkshead
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #45146 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Forestry Comission
  • OSM Way
    #1

Medium difficulty trail with a hard pack surface, approximately half singletrack and half fireroad. Generally moderate gradients with no un-rollable trail features.

Access Info

Parking at Grixedale Forest Visitor Centre

Local Trail Association
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More Stats for The North Face Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -380 ft
  • Altitude min
    361 ft
  • Altitude max
    919 ft
  • Altitude start
    740 ft
  • Altitude end
    361 ft
  • Grade
    -0.912%
  • Grade max
    -27.875%
  • Grade min
    18.075%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,596 ft
  • Avg time
    01:13:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:45
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Status:
on May 28, 2017
Variable
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
Directions to the-north-face-trail trailhead (54.335130, -3.036090)
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The North Face Trail Trail Reports

Photos

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Sep 27, 2018 @ 3:19am
Sep 27, 2018
The North Face Trail
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Sep 27, 2018 @ 3:09am
Sep 27, 2018
The North Face Trail
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Sep 27, 2018 @ 3:05am
Sep 27, 2018
The North Face Trail
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Jul 14, 2018 @ 3:14pm
Jul 14, 2018
The North Face Trail

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Grizedale/Parkamoor Route
17 miles
Grizedale no North Face
13 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag zaskar75 (Jul 14, 2018 at 15:12)
 Enjoyable basic red trails ridden off fast flowing fire tracks. Amazing views of the south lakes.Good if part of a decent XC ride. Not worth travelling to if only looking for graded trails.but good fun non the less ,especially with kids or newbies
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Grizedale north face with paulo
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