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Length: 32 mi (51.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 4 riders
 

Mountain Biking Dragons Back

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#33 of 91 mountain bike trails in England
#4967 in the world

For most of its distance Dragons Back follows another popular trail called "The Beast" at the Coed Y Brenin mountain bike centre. Basically, it misses the start of "The Beast" and takes in the rest which includes most of the good singletrack.

About half the trail is forestry road; the rest is varied singletrack with rock garden action, swooping bends, fast descends and masochistic climbs.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Here are the directions to the Coed Y Brenin Bike Centre as described in its website: http://www.mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Centres/Coed_y_Brenin/Getting_here/Getting_here.aspx Once there you won't have any difficulty finding Dragons Back or any other trail. They are well sign posted. From North / North East Head for Manchester. Take M62 / M6 to M56 towards Chester. Take M53 / A55 south and west round Chester then A494 to Mold. Follow A494 through Ruthin and Bala to Dolgellau. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles. From Midlands, London and South Head for Birmingham and then take M6 north. Turn west onto M54 past Telford. Take A5 round Shrewsbury then turn onto A458 through Welshpool. Take A470 north to Dolgellau at Mallwyd roundabout. From Dolgellau head north on A470, taking a right turn for visitor centre after five miles. These directions are from:
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  • Jim Cummings
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    Dragons Back gives a good workout and some interesting rock-slab challenges. It's a good "old-school" style trail.

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  • ppx100
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    this is an amazing mtb track to go on, it has everything a serious mountain biker needs.

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