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Mallards Pike Loop #1

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

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Great loop, starting and ending in Parkend, with lots of singletrack and most of the climbing in the first half. Suitable for most times of the year (except after very wet weather).

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Review Date
May 23, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: ObscuraSky ,  Cross Country Rider

Excellent ride; lots of singletrack, some great downhills and one killer climb.

Recommended Route:
Starts with a long climb after Parkend Church, followed by a brief downhill then another climb to Yorkley Lodge. A long, straight, downhill leads you to the entrance of Mallards Pike car park, where soon after you’ll reach one of the Forest’s hardest ‘do-able’ climbs. The infamous south climb to Staple-Edge is a mile-long lung buster, rising 400 feet, but the long climb is definitely worth it though, as you’re rewarded with the excellent 'Lawnmower Trail'. After a brief climb, another downhill, and a short section of fire-road, you’ll soon reach 'Dr John’s Downhill'; a stunning 2 mile section of singletrack with a nice bomb-hole to finish at the top of Parkend.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cannop Valley Loop,
Mallards Pike Loop #2

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