1,626 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-93 ft
Descent
00:02:19
Avg time

The three bears. Details

  • Riding area
    Portreath
    Portreath
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • 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
    00:02:19
  • Avg reverse time
    01:40:54
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on Sep 18, 2017
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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The three bears. Trail Reports

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Sep 18, 2017 @ 1:57pm
2 days
Wet in normal places, but fun to ride today!
Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:09pm
Sep 14, 2017
Wet in the usual spots.
Sep 5, 2017 @ 11:50am
Sep 5, 2017
Wet at the bottom of section.
Sep 3, 2017 @ 12:32am
Sep 3, 2017
Rebuilt the top two jumps, only the third to go. Did not go down the rest of the trail as the kids were with us. Top part dry.
Jul 25, 2017 @ 3:51am
Jul 25, 2017
Wet in the usual spots, a slight redesign too.
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9 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
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!
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  • + 1
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 (2 days ago)
 A good run today, wet at the bottom of the second section as usual. Lots of fun!
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