8 miles
Distance
2,032 ft
Climb
-2,015 ft
Descent
00:48:12
Avg time

Twrch Trail Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #13927 in Mountain Biking

This is a superb trail of the very highest quality that is not for the faint hearted. Virtually the entire route is on a purpose built singletrack through a mixture of broadleaf and conifer woodlands and open ridge tops.

The riding varies from open and flowing hard pack to tight technical and rooty and is rideable in all weather. In places the trail hugs the sides of some very steep wooded side slopes, demanding concentration, whilst in others it sweeps along open ground giving you the chance to take in dramatic views of the Bristol Channel and the surrounding hills.

source: Twrch Trail
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More Stats for Twrch Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    17 ft
  • Altitude min
    381 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,353 ft
  • Altitude start
    390 ft
  • Altitude end
    408 ft
  • Grade
    0.04%
  • Grade max
    -59.035%
  • Grade min
    50.211%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,518 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:03
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.1 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 twrch-trail trailhead (51.635450, -3.114670)
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Twrch Trail Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 11, 2018 @ 11:02am
Nov 11, 2018
Rode this today and all was open again
Sep 5, 2018 @ 12:21pm
Sep 5, 2018
Diversion still in place on final hill climb so follow signs: v.steep
Aug 9, 2018 @ 8:41am
Aug 9, 2018
There is currently a diversion that avoids the final hill climb before the end due to fire damages trees.
Aug 9, 2018 @ 8:39am
Aug 9, 2018
Jun 10, 2018 @ 5:47am
Jun 10, 2018
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Photos

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Nov 1, 2018 @ 8:01am
Nov 1, 2018
Twrch Trail, Cwmcarn
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Nov 1, 2018 @ 8:01am
Nov 1, 2018
Twrch Trail, Cwmcarn
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Nov 1, 2018 @ 8:01am
Nov 1, 2018
Twrch Trail, Cwmcarn
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Sep 22, 2018 @ 9:54am
Sep 22, 2018
Twrch Trail, Newmarket

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag piesforyou (Oct 31, 2017 at 9:14)
 Final descent is fun the rest is meh. The initial climb is a pain in the ass, I think I was the only one who did it, everyone else took the tarmac road up. Now I know why.
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  • + 0
flag rjhayter (Jun 10, 2018 at 5:46)
 Extremely challenging climb of varying pitch. Many sections of roots and rocks that make it very difficult to keep your momentum. However, the descent is quite fast and flowing. Just technical enough to keep you alert. Can all be rolled-over safely. Great fun.
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