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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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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
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  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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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      • 13
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      • 8
      • 9

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 6, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,263
      Trails (view details)
      81
      Trails Mountain Bike
      80
      Trails E-Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      73
      Trails Trail Running
      73
      Trails Horse
      7
      Total Distance
      128 miles
      Total Descent
      29,703 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,499 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,025 ft
      Reports
      161
      Photos
      77
      Ridden Counter
      1,968

      Photos of Ballater Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:32pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      trail: Mastermind
      4 |
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:30pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      trail: Path
      2 |
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:25pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      280 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 1:02am
      Jun 24, 2017

      Videos of Ballater Mountain Bike

      Chocolate Orange
      3:47 | 78 | Apr 15, 2019
      How to split a chocolate orange.
      0:11 | 97 | Sep 24, 2016
      youtuber Ballater MTB | Mastermind
      trail: Mastermind
      5:54 | 105 | Aug 17, 2019 , Ballater
      youtuber Is this the most scenic MTB loop in Scotland?
      14:54 | 34 | Aug 8, 2019 , Ballater

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Kate Moss
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 1:36am
      Oct 6, 2019
      UnknownRoyMarriottI couldn't find this trail - disused?
      Chocolate Orange
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 1:36am
      Oct 6, 2019
      UnknownRoyMarriottI couldn't find this trail - disused?

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Monkey Balls
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 2:02am
      Oct 4, 2019
      Prevalent MudaquanautVery wet and muddy...not going to get any...
      Heartbreak Ridge
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 2:02am
      Oct 4, 2019
      Prevalent MudaquanautVery wet and muddy...not going to dry out...
      Ballater Mini Loop
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 2:39am
      Sep 30, 2019
      Variableaquanaut
      LandDrover Track
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:56am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Drygav-s TRAILFORKS
      Mastermind
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:56am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Drygav-s TRAILFORKS
      Old School
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:56am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Drygav-s TRAILFORKS
      Green Mile Ascent
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 2:18am
      Sep 13, 2019
      Dryaquanaut
      The Green Mile Descent
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 2:18am
      Sep 13, 2019
      VariableaquanautTop is very boggy...soon dries out and...
      Culsten Burn Decent
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 9:44am
      Aug 27, 2019
      DryMozzihaterIf it wasn’t quite so overgrown it...
      Land Rover Track
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Aug 23, 2019
      DryMozzihater

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1581060OliverLwishlisttrailHeartbreak Ridge
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 1:03pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      user #1581060OliverLwishlisttrailMastermind and 1 more
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 5:09am
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1862522Stuart569wishlisttrailMastermind
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 1:09am
      Oct 10, 2019
      user #799147gav-supdatetrailUphill Slog
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:34pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #1791992aquanautvotetrailHeartbreak Ridge
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 1:31pm
      Oct 6, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1791992aquanautreportHeartbreak RidgeMore and more muddy patches but trail was...
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 11:44pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      user #614389edwynoetrailSteeps into BallaterNot too techy but super steep!
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 1:24pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      user #1290755zsdoomtrailMonkey BallsPretty soul destroying climb up a land rover...
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 9:53am
      Jul 7, 2019
      user #1005594jaseh007trailMastermindBrilliant trail, tight corners lots of flow....
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 1:37pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      user #1813105eMTBsrfuntrailHeartbreak RidgeFilthy!
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 11:11am
      Jun 10, 2019

      Local Badges

      • By eastfyfes TARLAND ENMBC & contributors
      • Admins: NETCO, ATA, eastfyfes
      • #16418 - 7,331 views

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