Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:5.5 miles miles
Trail is currently open
The loop starts and finishes on the Family Forest Trail short loop but provides the chance to experience off-road trails and to progress skills and fitness levels. Taking riders around the whole site and mixed woodlands, it may be rough and uneven and includes jumps, bumps and berms. Suitable for mountain bikes only.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsGrant, 7/Apr/2016
My twelve year old daughter and I had a great ride today. She's not technically proficient, so the blue route was a great entry to mountain biking for her.
It's a short run, only 45 minutes with breaks and doubling up on some sections, but great fun.
We will definitely be returning and my daughter will certainly improve and hopefully be ready for The Chase this summer!!
4 StarsAnonymous, 17/Aug/2014
Its a great place for mountain bike begginers to learn their skills with plenty of berms and small jumps. Fast gravel tracks but lacking in trail technicality but still worth visiting. Although this place is crying out for a red route in the near future. It would really put this place on the map. Looking forward to the new red route. Nice cafe which is up to trail centre standards.
5 Starsbakerfamily, 2/Feb/2014
A great day for families with young children. Cycle trails, a small adventure playground and a nice cafe. The blue trail is fun for children with bumps and switchbacks - we took our 5 and 7 year old on the blue run (Shell Brook Trail) with no problems and they really enjoyed it - they are both competent on bikes though. I can't recommend this location enough for families, great trails through trees and open land with plenty of points to stop on the way and of course no cars. Hick's Loddge is great for a half day (even a couple of hours) but if you are planning to spend the whole day you might need to do the trails a couple of times. Altogether recommended but if you are looking for thrills and spills head for Sherwood Pines or Cannock Chase both of which cover a much larger area and have red and black trails as well.