Mountain Biking

Mostyn Cottage is right in the thick of it all!

Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking is synonymous with the Mountain Bike revolution in North Wales trail riding! It's where it all started, 25 years ago.

All the trails start from the Forests Visitor Centre in Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Geared up for Mountain Biking on the Coed Y Brenin trails, the centre has all the facilities you'll need. Parking, cafe, showers and toilets, bike rental, bike shop and play area as well  as walking and trail running routes.

Coed y Brenin Bike Hire

Beics Brenin offer bike hire with a constant rotation of quality hire bikes including children's bikes and balance bikes.

Coed Y Brenin Holiday Cottage accommodation - available for bed and breakfast

Looking for Coed y Brenin accommodation on the trails? Mostyn Cottage is just a few miles from the Coed Y Brenin Mountain Bike Visitor Centre and only 400metres from the trails, right in the heart of Coed y Brenin.  The trails are on our doorstep at Mostyn Cottage and it's only a short ride to the Visitor Centre where you can enjoy coffee and cake half way round your trail ride.

Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking

Coed y Brenin, North Wales, was where it all began. 25 years ago, trails made especially for Mountain Biking were starting to appear with waymarked directions.

Earmarked as a Mountain Bike race venue at the beginning of the 1990's, and following an early NWMBA race held in 1991, the forest trails were discovered by the knobby tyre fraternity as the area was discovering a new form of tourism. Visitor numbers began to swell.

The early trails; red and yellow trails, were basic, mainly forest fire roads, but with directions for Mountain Bikers to follow. As interest grew the technicality of the trails evolved. With the inception of single track trails, the Forestry Commission began to see numbers of visitors increase furthermore.

The Red Bull Route, 11km in length when it opened, attracted Mountain Bikers from far and wide to ride this iconic trail. Following on were the Karrimoor and MBR trails. Now one of the most visited and easy to reach Mountain Bike Centres in North Wales, Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking is also known as one of the most popular MTB destinations in the world.

Nine Mountain Bike Trails

There are now 9 mountain biking trails at Coed y Brenin, suitable for all levels of Mountain Biker from families, beginners to Elite cross country, Mountain Bike Enduro and Downhill specialists. Among these trails such icons as The Minor Taur, Dragons Back and MBR, all of which pass close to our door.

The old Red Bull trail, (now the Tarw Du trail) now has a new singletrack section. Y Slab!

For more details of the mountain bike trails at Coed y Brenin, click here

Click to view Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Trails

Green Trail  - Yr A fon


Suitable for novices. The route takes in waterfalls on the Gain and Mawddach rivers and follows open forest roads that will suit the novice rider and younger riders.

Download the CyB_Yr_Afon trail PDF

Blue Trail - Minor Taur

8km 0.5 

The MinorTaur is suitable for a range of abilities. Built in 3 loops, features include stone steps, tabletops and berms. This trail will help you develop your skills.

Download the trail PDF for CyB_MinorTaur

Red Trail - Cyflym Coch


The Cyflym is a narrower, slightly more technical trail that includes fast flowing sections and short climbs. DreamTime and Uncle Fester sections will be a blast!

Download the trail PDF for Cyflym Coch

Red Trail - Temtiwr


Temtiwr includes 5 sections of great singletrack, including technical rock riding and fast swooping curves, one main climb before going onto the Beginning of the End section of singletrack.

Download the trail PDF for CyB_Temtiwr

Red Trail - Dragon’s Back


This is a classic cross country mountain bike trail formerly known as the Karrimor trail. The route takes you to the top of Moel Hafod Owen, looking out across to the mountains of Snowdonia. On hte descent down the Adam’s family, you'll ride the curves of Gomez, Morticia and Pugsley, and the corkscrew of Lurch. Finish off at speed with Uncle Fester.

Download the trail PDF for Dragons Back

Black Trail - Tarw Du


Tarw Du is THE classic trail at Coed y Brenin. Rocky, techincal, fast and flowing . Everything the expert mountain biker needs in a trail.

Download the Tarw Du trail guide (PDF)

Black Trail - MBR


Including descents, of ‘Bugsy’ and  ’Pink Heifer’, and stone pitched sections of ‘Badger’ and ‘Beginning of the End’, the MBR trail also includes ‘Cain’ and ‘Abel’.

‘Falseteeth’ boasts cutting edge design and ‘Cavity’ is the largest technical trail feature at Coed Y Brenin.

Download the MBr trail guide (PDF)

Black Trail - Beast of Brenin


Fast open riding and technical descents pass by Heron Forest Café before heading out onto Moel Hafod Owen.

Branded as being mentally and physically demanding this trail will test you to your limits. Short cuts will allow you a swifter return should the beast get the better of you!

Download the Beast trail guide (PDF)