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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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  • less popular
  • not popular
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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
      • 42
      • 26
      • 16
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      • 12

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 23, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      106
      Trails Mountain Bike
      105
      Trails E-Bike
      104
      Trails Hike
      99
      Trails Trail Running
      99
      Trails Horse
      13
      Total Distance
      154 miles
      Total Descent
      30,986 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,230 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,756 ft
      Reports
      265
      Photos
      141
      Ridden Counter
      6,191

      Photos of Ballater Mountain Bike

      13 |
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:34am
      Jul 18, 2021
      trail: Gravel Road
      4 |
      Jul 7, 2021 @ 11:49am
      Jul 7, 2021
      trail: Gravel Road
      10 |
      Jul 7, 2021 @ 11:49am
      Jul 7, 2021
      trail: Creag Mullach
      52 |
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 5:05am
      Nov 2, 2020
      trail: Creag Mullach
      34 |
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 5:05am
      Nov 2, 2020
      21 |
      Oct 22, 2020 @ 3:38pm
      Oct 22, 2020
      30 |
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 7:29am
      Oct 21, 2020
      454 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 1:02am
      Jun 24, 2017

      Videos of Ballater Mountain Bike

      1:52 | 28 | Aug 11, 2020
      0:57 | 58 | Aug 11, 2020
      Chocolate Orange
      3:47 | 182 | Apr 15, 2019
      How to split a chocolate orange.
      0:11 | 106 | Sep 24, 2016
      Heartbreak Ridge 2021 - Ballater
      12:59 | 203 | Jun 1, 2021 , Ballater
      Culsten Burn - Ballater
      22:22 | 43 | May 25, 2021 , Ballater
      Biking Mount Keen
      7:38 | 53 | Apr 18, 2021 , Ballater
      BEN MACDUI - Mountain Biking the Munros
      trail: Mt Keen
      3:24 | 78 | Oct 18, 2020 , Ballater

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Bean 4 Coffee
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 5:37am
      Jul 23, 2021
      DrydarynpNo sign of this

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2748467GrahamfnhEKiwishlisttrailMastermind
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 11:32am
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #2748467GrahamfnhEKiwishlisttrailMastermind
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 4:45am
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #2748467GrahamfnhEKiwishlisttrailMastermind
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 6:47am
      Jul 28, 2021
      user #2793870j5G5wNwishlisttrailHeartbreak Ridge
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 11:04am
      Jul 27, 2021
      user #1057011WilcockerriddentrailHeartbreak Ridge
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 10:18am
      Jul 27, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2384945ColinAaO4AntrailHeartbreak RidgeWhy have I. It tried this one before. An...
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:32am
      Jul 18, 2021
      user #2001545busdriver20trailHeartbreak RidgeAbsolutely outstanding and bone dry at the...
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 3:10pm
      Jul 15, 2021
      user #1627202moorbahtattrailHeartbreak RidgeBone dry. Some great maintenance carried out...
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 6:05am
      Jul 15, 2021
      user #1171056muddfesttrailCulblean Hill Track100% Jake!
      Jul 10, 2021 @ 2:55pm
      Jul 10, 2021
      user #1564925jake2018trailCulblean Hill TrackHow do you remove trails from this platform!?
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 1:58pm
      Jul 9, 2021

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike105148 miles30,820 ft78 miles2,523 ft
      #996#6214025883,296
      E-Bike104146 miles30,758 ft77 miles2,523 ft
      #251#362263200
      Hike99149 miles28,166 ft75 miles3,228 ft
      #916#381239229
      Trail Running99149 miles28,166 ft75 miles3,228 ft
      #920#3823962
      Horse1323 miles1,804 ft11 miles1,115 ft
      #270#1383
      • By eastfyfes TARLAND ENMBC & contributors
      • Admins: gav-s, Gravitate, ATA, eastfyfes
      • #16418 - 14,785 views

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