MARGAM DEER MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
This once secret mountain bike trail hidden inside the depths of Margam Country Park, had originally been developed and graded as a 5km black (expert) trail loop to host a one off specialist event…
For years this trail had been closed off to the public, until a local project was organised to re-establish and open the mountain bikes trail within the park. The trails have been redesigned and developed to include a family friendly beginner’s route, with additional options for those ready to make the jump to the next level of riding, and is of course completed with the black trail to challenge your expect rider.
View the trail descriptions below to find out what to expect on each trail:
Green Trail – Family
This trail is mainly flat with wide paths, tarmac in places or rolled stone. It is suitable for all ages, balance bikes, bikes with baby seat’s / trailers and perfect for beginners. Hybrid bikes and basic mountain bikes are suitable for this trail or hire a pedal go cart from Margam Park Adventure. There are adapted carts as well making this trail inclusive and accessible to all.
Approximate Distance: 4km
Blue Trail – Intermediate
Some challenging climbs leading to a downhill single track section. There are berms, bridges, a small drop down a gulley (this can be missed out), some rollers and some rooty sections. Suitable for intermediate riders with basic off road biking skills.
Approximate Distance: 5km route when riding green and adding on the blue climb and lockdown section.
Red Trail – Advanced
Challenging punchy short climbs, some tricky descents with large berms, wooden features, drop offs and some rocky sections. Suitable for mountain bikes only and proficient riders with good off road bike skills.
Approximate Distance: 4km on its own as a loop. 6-8km with the blue or black sections added.
Black Trail – Expert
Greater challenging climbs with severe descents with large and unavoidable features. Some tight switchback turns and fast sections with jumps and drop offs. Suitable for expert mountain bikers used to physically demanding routes. You will need a quality off road mountain bike for these sections of trail.