beicio gogledd cymru / ride north wales

Black Mountain

Black Routes

Skill level


A route low in technical difficulty. No previous off-road riding experience necessary. Routes generally on well made paths and tracks.


A route which has some technically difficult sections. Short and not sustained. Terrain will be loose & rocky in places. Some previous off-road riding experience required.


A route containing sustained and technical sections. Steep ascent and descent over rocky & loose terrain. Previous off-road experience essential.

Llandegla Black

Fitness/Skill: Black/Advanced  Total Distance: 21  Ride Time: Hrs


There are a series of black runs (6km) which are accessible only from the Intermediate Route. Together, the red and black routes comprise of 21km of trail. The black runs are predominantly steeper downhill stretches and they have much more challenging technical features.

These sections of trail are designed for mountain bikers who are used to physically demanding routes. They require the use of a good quality, well-serviced mountain bike. They contain long sections of steep, largely stable but unsurfaced trail of 0.6m or greater and include unavoidable obstacles with large steps, gaps and drop-offs. Some timber structures have exposed edges and a trail width of only 1 metre, and there are sections of steep, technically challenging climbs.

For experienced bikers only.

Welsh European Funding Office
Denbighshire County Council Conwy County Council