Marin Trail, Betws Y Coed
Distance – 25km
Grade – Red
Time – 1.5hr – 4hr
Facilitys – No facility’s, but public toilets, a range of cafes, pubs and hotels are available in Betws Y Coed and Llanwrst, the nearest bike shop is located in Betws Y Coed
Car Parking – Plenty of parking at the trail head which is free of charge
Location – SH 79065 60983
The Marin as a well bedded in trail that is located in the Gwydr Forest between Betws Y Coed and Llanwrst. The trail has some fantastic views and is rarely that busy making it an excellent ride for getting away from the masses. Although the main trail head is located near Llanwrst the trail can also be acssed with a short but very sharp road climb from Betws Y Coed.
Most of the climbing is done on forestry roads with some excellent matured single track descents. The trail is well drained and is not to exposed to the elements making it a great winters day ride. The trail takes in many different surfaces from rooty deciduous and coniferous single track to open jagged rocky sections. The last 3 descents on the trail are not to be missed and are sure to send you away with a smile.