3,973 ft
75 ft
-101 ft
Avg time

The Wild Woods Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    June - September
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #83419 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Crawley Borough Council

Turning off from Teddy Bear's Picnic, this trail leads down along the edge of the lower woodland snaking right over dense tree roots and technical drops before coming out alongside Mirror Lake. The trail then climbs up a very steep series of technical and extremely challenging switchbacks and tight undergrowth before a sudden ending with a steep drop into the final stretch of The Awakening.

Access Info

Ride down Teddy Bear's Picnic and take a left down a wide open rutted trail through open heathland and heather and as it turns right at the bottom, continue straight off the main path toward the woods on the narrow single track.


West Sussex County Council (WSCC) must ensure that the SSSI and habitat within 200 metres of the SSSI boundary is protected from what are known as Potentially Damaging Operations (PDO).

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More Stats for The Wild Woods bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -26 ft
  • Altitude min
    311 ft
  • Altitude max
    361 ft
  • Altitude start
    357 ft
  • Altitude end
    330 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,358 ft
  • Distance down
    2,180 ft
  • Distance flat
    436 ft
  • Avg time
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on Dec 28, 2017
Prevalent Mud
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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The Wild Woods Trail Reports

Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:46am
Dec 28, 2017
Bad "trail" if u could call it one...
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