Hamsterley Forest - Black Cycle Trail
AboutBlack Route 7 miles - Severe, Suitable for - Expert mountain bikers used to physically demanding routes. Quality off road mountain bikes. This is the most strenuous and technically challenging waymarked trail in Hamsterley forest. It sports steep technical climbs, smooth contouring single track and some superb rooty descents. This character stays with the trail for its entire length and boasts some great natural riding that will challenge even the best cross country bikers. The Black trail starts from the forest drive just beyond the visitor centre. At the half way point beside the Grove House you can lengthen your ride by combining it with the 10 mile Red trail which starts from the Grove car park.
Route information Provided by Forestry Commission.
- Distance: 5-10 Miles
- Grade: Hard
- Route Surface: Off Road
- Theme: Forest / Woodland Trail
- Forest Location
* Forest open all year round (24 hours a day) for access on foot or by bicycle. Car Parks open 8am-8pm, 1 April to 30 September and 8am-5pm at other times.