1,626 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-93 ft
Descent
00:05:57
Avg time

The three bears. Details

  • Riding area
    Portreath
    Portreath
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump, Gap Jump, Other
  • Global Ranking

The top section is under pine trees so can be a little slow when pedalling through a carpet of pine needles. In this section there are three jumps (the three bears) followed by another jump/trail obstacle.

You then leave the pines behind and head into the oak section. First comes a fairly long rooty section to weave through. Then there are two jumps/manual obstacles which you can hit at speed. You then meander through some trees to a road jump, which you have a straight shot at. There is a slope which takes you through two bends. On the second bend there is a small gap jump which you only see at the last minute.

There is one more bump/jump before you turn left on a main trail. Follow this down and straight across the adjoining trail, through the gap in the bushes. This is the last section, which is a standard downhill woodland trail with trees and roots to navigate.

The trail is a lot of fun with plenty going on to keep you working and thinking from top to bottom! Enjoy!

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for The three bears. mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -90 ft
  • Altitude min
    172 ft
  • Altitude max
    265 ft
  • Altitude start
    262 ft
  • Altitude end
    172 ft
  • Grade
    -5.539%
  • Grade max
    -11.495%
  • Grade min
    2.106%
  • Distance climb
    125 ft
  • Distance down
    1,403 ft
  • Distance flat
    99 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:57
  • Avg reverse time
    01:40:54
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to the-three-bears trailhead (50.236550, -5.310060)
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The three bears. Trail Reports

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Aug 11, 2018 @ 6:56am
Aug 11, 2018
Wet today but still riding well. Enjoyed this one today!
Aug 7, 2018 @ 12:13am
Aug 7, 2018
Riding well.
Aug 1, 2018 @ 6:58am
Aug 1, 2018
All good!
Jul 30, 2018 @ 7:17am
Jul 30, 2018
Fine
Jul 28, 2018 @ 2:40am
Jul 28, 2018
All good
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Feb 8, 2018 @ 1:10pm
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The three bears., Portreath
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Feb 8, 2018 @ 1:09pm
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Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:47pm
Nov 1, 2017
The three bears., My City
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Jun 2, 2017 @ 5:58am
Jun 2, 2017
The three bears., My City

23 Reviews & Comments

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flag CornishPar (Mar 21, 2017 at 18:51)
 The top section is under pine trees so can be a little slow when pedalling through a carpet of pine needles. In this section there are three jumps (the three bears) followed by another jump/trail obstacle.

You then leave the pines behind and head into the oak section. First comes a fairly long rooty section to weave through. Then there are two jumps/manual obstacles which you can hit at speed. You then meander through some trees to a road jump, which you have a straight shot at. There is a slope which takes you through two bends. On the second bend there is a small gap jump which you only see at the last minute.

There is one more bump/jump before you turn left on a main trail. Follow this down and straight across the adjoining trail, through the gap in the bushes. This is the last section, which is a standard downhill woodland trail with trees and roots to navigate.

The trail is a lot of fun with plenty going on to keep you working and thinking from top to bottom! Enjoy!
[Reply]
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flag CornishPar (Apr 18, 2017 at 13:53)
 Some arse had smashed the top three jumps when I got there this morning (see photos). Spent a good spell of my ride time rebuilding! The good news is that it is rebuild and running even better as a result!
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flag CornishPar (Jun 21, 2017 at 13:11)
 All good, but the end of the second section is wet in the usual spots. Still needs some digging!
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flag CornishPar (Jul 16, 2017 at 5:47)
 Riding well, still a little sticky at the end of the second section and some digging required. The third section has now been cut back by the rangers, much clearer and quicker now!
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flag CornishPar (Jul 25, 2017 at 3:54)
 Added a little extra to the third jump in the top section (I only rode this part as it would be too wet lower down). I plan to move the last jump further down the trail to give you more space to get up to speed. Down ramps also needed.
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flag CornishPar (Sep 3, 2017 at 0:35)
 The first two bears have been rebuilt, the first one moved too. Riding much better, the third one still needs to be moved and rebuilt. Looking good though. The rest of the trail was missed off as the kids were with us.
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flag CornishPar (Sep 5, 2017 at 11:56)
 Top section fairly dry and the two new jumps are working very well. Not too bad through the rooty section. Wet in the usual spots. The cut back last section is still clear, but very wet.
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flag CornishPar (Sep 14, 2017 at 12:12)
 Top to jumps were great again. Wet in the usual spots, enjoyed it today.
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flag CornishPar (Sep 18, 2017 at 14:10)
 A good run today, wet at the bottom of the second section as usual. Lots of fun!
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flag CornishPar (Sep 23, 2017 at 14:02)
 Only rode the top section as so wet. Had a few runs over the jumps though!
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flag CornishPar (Oct 24, 2017 at 13:18)
 Still wet in the second section in the normal spots, but running well elsewhere.
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flag CornishPar (Oct 26, 2017 at 13:42)
 Only rode the jumps at the top, just getting some jumps in. It was wet but running well and clear.
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flag CornishPar (Nov 4, 2017 at 14:57)
 Only jumped the top section. Running well.
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flag CornishPar (Feb 8, 2018 at 12:59)
 Rebuilt the third bear, moved it further down the trail to give a better run up to gain a little more speed. Probably needs a little more work, had to test properly in the wet conditions. I think a little pump could be worked into the approach to add a little more pace. The rest of the trail was very wet and the road jump need some serious work.
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flag CornishPar (Feb 26, 2018 at 11:37)
 Still a little muddy and sticky in places. Some arse had put seven, yes 7! Branches across the bottom half of the bottom section. Very dangerous! All cleared now.
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flag CornishPar (Apr 13, 2018 at 10:22)
 Was here on Thursday 12th. The very top was ok, but it is thick with mud from the 'third bear' on wards. A real slog and not fun. Needs to dry out a lot before being ride-able!
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flag CornishPar (May 3, 2018 at 0:01)
 It appears someone has been in breaking up the jumps again! Although, possibly torn up by a motorbike? The first and third 'bear' were broken. A quick repair made to the first one. However, there is now lots of new wood, so a possible rebuild is on the cards at some point. Someone has has a go at rebuilding the road jump and made a bit of a hash of it, again not sure if this was for a motor bike? Therefore work is also needed here. Currently not enjoyable to ride.
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flag CornishPar (May 17, 2018 at 12:34)
 A lot of work still needed to get it back to running well. Much drier overall and good to be riding it again.
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flag CornishPar (Jul 1, 2018 at 1:49)
 Dry and quite quick. Still have not got around to the rebuilding that is needed, but rides ok!
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flag CornishPar (Jul 20, 2018 at 2:15)
 Testing the new handle bars on the three jumps at the top. All very good and as quick as this run is likely to be.
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flag CornishPar (Jul 24, 2018 at 2:07)
 Really nailed this today, had the flow and legs for it! Still needs a little DIY to tart up one or two jumps, but really enjoyed it!
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flag CornishPar (Jul 30, 2018 at 10:54)
 All good, checked out an alterative route which misses the root section.
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flag CornishPar (Jul 30, 2018 at 11:04)
 Enjoyed this one today, but was not quite on it!
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