Y Mynydd Downhill Track

Y Mynydd Downhill Track

Thrilling, Extreme, You'll Love It Braaa

Many current top downhill riders first cut their teeth riding Y Mynydd. With a 250m vertical descent through the dramatic Cwmcarn landscape and year round uplift, it’s often seen as the definitive UK downhill trail. Graded Extreme, it offers steep, technical and challenging sections, with some mandatory jumps.

The plan was to build a course that could still be ridden by less experienced riders, whilst still offering something exciting and challenging to even the top elite riders. And that’s exactly what we’ve got.

Because of our location, it drains extremely well. Even when its been raining for a month, the track rolls really fast and is still very grippy. So don’t ever rule it out just because its wet, infact many riders can pull off a quicker run when it’s a bit damp, as the track is a bit more “tacky”. It gets pretty wild when it’s not rained for a while, super fast and loose….

The course is spilt into two runs at the top. The red run and the black run, which both merge about a third of the way down the hill. The red run is the easier of the two so that’s the best place to start if its your first time.

The black run should be left to the more experienced rider as it’s a bit steeper in places. The whole course is rollable, as long as you’re careful. There are some really big jumps at Cwmcarn, but you can easily go round them if you want to. However, if you do like to fly then you’re in for a real treat.


Nikki Whiles & Sam Flockhart follow Ajay Jones (Intense-Troy Lee Designs UK team rider) on a full run of Cwmcarn’s Y Mynydd DH track. Featuring the newly revamped bottom section. More videos on Vimeo.

Y Mynydd Downhill Track info

Visit MB Wales Site about Cwmcarn: mbwales.com/cwmcarn

Visit MB Wales Listing on This for up-to-date info: mbwales.com/y-mynydd

You can see the trail leaflet here: leaflet PDF

If you are unsure, feel free to ask the uplift driver for advice or directions.

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