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      Ballater (Scottish Gaelic: Bealadair) is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. Situated at an elevation of 213 m (700 ft), Ballater is a centre for hikers and known for its spring water, once said to cure scrofula.
      source: Wikipedia
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
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      • 20
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      • 14

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 8, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      109
      Trails Mountain Bike
      108
      Trails E-Bike
      107
      Trails Hike
      104
      Trails Trail Running
      104
      Trails Horse
      20
      Total Distance
      154 miles
      Total Descent
      29,241 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,230 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,756 ft
      Reports
      369
      Photos
      161
      Ridden Counter
      9,599

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video & Photo Story: Unreal Single Track in Scotland with Scotty Laughland
      Nov 24, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      Some incredible looking trails.
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Ballater Mountain Bike

      trail: E.T.
      20 |
      Feb 12, 2022 @ 2:20am
      Feb 12, 2022
      9 |
      Dec 9, 2021 @ 8:15am
      Dec 9, 2021
      6 |
      Dec 9, 2021 @ 8:15am
      Dec 9, 2021
      8 |
      Dec 9, 2021 @ 8:14am
      Dec 9, 2021
      24 |
      Dec 9, 2021 @ 8:14am
      Dec 9, 2021
      128 |
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 9:18am
      Sep 11, 2021
      146 |
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 9:18am
      Sep 11, 2021
      549 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 1:02am
      Jun 24, 2017

      Videos of Ballater Mountain Bike

      1:52 | 34 | Aug 11, 2020
      0:57 | 68 | Aug 11, 2020
      Chocolate Orange
      3:47 | 185 | Apr 15, 2019
      How to split a chocolate orange.
      0:11 | 108 | Sep 24, 2016
      Scotland - Baller Trails in Ballater
      2:51 | 11 | Aug 11, 2022 , Ballater
      https://youtu.be/WUTWd9Xrgug
      9:19 | 52 | May 8, 2022 , Ballater
      E.T. into Rollercoaster, Cambus O May - June 2021
      trail: E.T.
      3:25 | 100 | Oct 10, 2021 , Ballater
      Cnoc Dudh & Rollercoaster, Cambus O May -...
      3:14 | 121 | Oct 10, 2021 , Ballater

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1619909ben-lew00addreportGravel Road
      Aug 15, 2022 @ 12:23am
      9 hours
      user #876600RowallanrdwishlistrouteHeart Break Ridge Ballater Circular
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 1:19pm
      20 hours
      user #2872290Craig-56wishlisttrailHeartbreak Ridge
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 7:32am
      1 day
      user #2052373drgmkwishlisttrailMastermind
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 12:39pm
      2 days
      user #2827643Ronan605wishlisttrailHeartbreak Ridge
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 3:41am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #826612OdysseyMTBtrailCulblean Hill TrackIt’s a superb trail but with some very...
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 10:39am
      Jul 1, 2022
      user #2986213richardwhite20trailThe Singletrack To Mt. KeenGpx is essential for finding your way across...
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 9:52am
      Jun 9, 2022
      user #2826747mVfFNKtrailGet me to the stationNo access. Massive windfall about 100m in.
      May 21, 2022 @ 12:16am
      May 21, 2022
      user #2390786AndymtbridertrailGet me to the stationThe trail is not rideable due to the amount of...
      May 17, 2022 @ 8:06am
      May 17, 2022
      user #2409452thelechtrockingtrailHeartbreak RidgeGreat conditions. Running well. ATA done some...
      Mar 25, 2022 @ 10:55pm
      Mar 25, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike108154 miles29,239 ft78 miles3,228 ft
      #1,062#70160362114,664
      E-Bike107152 miles29,173 ft77 miles3,228 ft
      #318#413308541
      Hike104151 miles27,510 ft75 miles3,228 ft
      #963#361333337
      Trail Running104151 miles27,510 ft75 miles3,228 ft
      #967#37333149
      Horse2033 miles4,173 ft17 miles1,663 ft
      #511#3480
      • By eastfyfes TARLAND ENMBC & contributors
      • Admins: gav-s, Gravitate, ATA, eastfyfes
      • #16418 - 19,393 views

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