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Dark Crystal



The trail of all trails!!! Created by a genius.

Mountain Biking Severe

12 km
634 m
634 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
665 m
High Point
1.3 km
Dark Crystal Map

If you class yourself as an advanced intermediate rider, then this is the one for you!!


Originally built to be an easy black, all the traffic over the years has seen it become a true black and these days it’s more raw and rough. Also it gets much harder in the wet, so aim to ride this one when it’s dry.

It’s a pretty gruelling climb to get there but you’ll get plenty of descent without losing your elevation too fast!

It starts with a steep slab, so be ready to get in the zone fast! After this, there are a series of committing rock features beautifully linked together with flowy tech.

The rooty and rocky tech itself is not so steep but there is one rough rock garden to watch out for.

As you get deeper into the forest, the trail transforms to more mellow, swooping tech, with a few berms thrown in for good measure. There are also a few optional drops and an optional hip jump to spice things up.

The lower half of the trail is definitely less steep and less intimidating. You can just rip through it as it flows so well.

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Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between July and October


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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