Cwmcarn Forest is the destination for all you downhill adrenaline junkies. The Y Mynydd DH track consists of a man-made downhill Trail (with a choice of lines on the top and middle sections), simply named red run and black run. The course demands a high level of skill (and guts). These are extreme downhill trails and are suitable for experienced riders only. You’ll be challenged with loads of berms, a few switch backs, doubles, a tunnel, rock steps, the bridge, hip jump and the quarry gap. The jumps are there if you want them, but can be ridden around if not.
Cwmcarn’s new downhill track ‘Pedalhounds’ follows the line of an old club built trail down a steep sided valley opposite the current Y Mynydd DH track. Access is via the Cafall XC trail or from December 2014 you can use the uplift service. Designed by Rowan Sorrell the trail starts off in tight rooty woods with technical lines through the trees and then flows down over some open jumps and fast, steep turns before dropping back into the woods packed with swooping turns and drops that leads into a wide open and high speed final section down to the Forest Drive where the uplift pick up will be situated and you have the option to return to the car park or the final descent of the Cafall trail.
Uplift now only available for Pedalhounds/Cafall side of the valley. The uplift route to the Y Mynydd/Twrch trails is now unaccessable due to the harvesting operation currently underway at Cwmcarn. So if you book an uplift on any day of the week, it will be for the Pedalhounds/Cafall only. No uplift currently available on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. For the Pedalhounds/Cafall trails, the uplift pick up point is at the barrier by the bottom of the Pedalhounds track. So you will need to drive past the visitor centre and follow the road until you get to the barrier, then park your car on the right hand side of the road. The uplift will not be collecting people from the main carpark.
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