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There's a diversion in place on the Son of Chainslapper section of Follow the Dog. Please look out for the signs.

Follow the Dog Trail - the original and the best mountain bike route

This is Cannock Chase Forest's original and much loved mountain bike trail and was first designed by quite literally following a dog!

Even if you have ridden it before our technical singletrack is being regularly updated, so make sure that you keep coming back. Current trail highlights include the ‘High Voltage’, ‘Bomb Hole’ and Son of Chainslapper’. 

To find out about mountain bike hire, contact our on-site bike hire specialists.

Volunteer mountain bike trail builders Chase Trails meet on Sundays at 10am outside Cannock Chase Cycle Centre to maintain and improve the trails. Why not lend a hand and give something back?

Trail information

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ
Grade - Red
Is this grade for you?
Red grade trails are suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills.
Trail Length
6.7 miles (10.8 km)