Our Trails


Purpose built mountain biking trails for all abilities

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Green/Blue trails

There are two cycle trails at the Chase designed for leisure cyclist and families. These trails are open all year round and are free of charge. The 2.5 mile circular green trail starts by meandering through the forest, opening out into the Fairoak Valley and our magnificent Fairoak Pools.
The blue trail (Perry's Trail) is a moderate graded trail. With its flowing single track and gentle berms, rollers, gradual climbs and rollable rock gardens, it's the perfect trail to help you take the next step on your mountain bike journey as you transition from green (easy). Most of the trail has gentle slopes, there is one slightly bigger climb to tackle.

For those preparing to move on to our technical red (difficult) trails, there are three optional sections to develop your riding skills even further.

Red trails XC

Cannock Chase is home to two dedicated, way marked, XC mountain bike trails - 'Follow the Dog' and 'The Monkey Trail'. Both trails are free to ride and open all year round. Due to how relatively flat Cannock Chase is, you won’t find that much climbing on Follow the Dog – total elevation is just over 500 feet and there’s only one hill to climb up. The Monkey Trail is a mix of fast and flowing machine built trail and tight, twisty and technical hand built trails, – the end result is a superbly engaging ride.

Black trails DH

Stile Cop bike park is home to Cannock Chase’s only downhill trails, with around a dozen trails to choose from over varying difficulty levels. Despite having only 65 meters of elevation, the hill has a wide variety of trails to keep riders busy. Each run lasts around a minute, but there’s enough to keep you busy for a good many hours.


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