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Red Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.7/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

14 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Cyclists riding the Lonesome Pine mountain bike trail in Kielder Forest                A trail for real adventurers who want to spend the day exploring the further reaches of the forest. The route follows the Blue Trail to the Grove before heading into the wider forest on a mixture of forest road and singletrack. Superb views await at the top of the forest overlooking Eggleston Moor before returning to the Grove via the Euden Beck on breathtaking stretches of singletrack.

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What do other visitors say?

2 Stars 2 Stars

Too much fire road not enough single track.

Mark Fyles, 4/Jun/2016

Work to increase the distance covered by single track is ongoing, but as you can imagine building several miles of trail is a lengthy and costly process. With a map and some half decent navigation skills, riders can miss out large sections of forest road if they wish and concentrate their riding on the single track sections

Forestry Commission Response

Bought a Voodoo Bizango on Wed and did the red route on Fri my first time and loved it. What an experience I can't wait to get back.

Gary H, 28/May/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

First day on the red (one fall, no submission grapple fans), had a great time and can't wait to return.

For first timers all routes are clearly marked and the staff at wood n wheels were great, I'd advise sticking yr head round the door even just to ask if any sections are closed.

Cl33tus, 9/Apr/2016
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