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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Ae, Scotland’s shortest village name is only 20 minutes from the M74 motorway in Dumfries and Galloway...
      But ride its trails and you’ll think you’re in another world.
      With a superb variety of green, blue and red-graded trails, an extreme rated downhill section and skills area you could not want for more at Ae.A green-graded trail is aimed mainly at families. Taking you to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the Water of Ae.
      The Larch View Route - A blue-graded trail is suitable for those families looking to take in a little bit more of the forest.
      Ae Line - Scottish Power Renewables Trail - A challenging red-graded ride with an aggressive freeride style. The highlight of the route is the final descent of Omega Man with its multiplicity of jumps.
      The Shredder - Perfect if downhill is more your thing. This orange-graded bike park is an entry level downhill track giving you a taste of everything.
      Ae Downhill - This orange-graded park route provides a bigger challenge with its seriously gnarly rocky sections satisfying the most demanding of riders.
      source: 7stanes - Ae
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Main car park google parking directions
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
      Region Details
      • 17
      • 3
      • 8
      • 18
      • 27
      • 2


      Caution on 1 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #281
      Trails (view details)
      75
      Trails Mountain Bike
      75
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      66
      Trails Trail Running
      66
      Total Distance
      63 miles
      Total Descent
      17,189 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,837 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,254 ft
      Reports
      161
      Photos
      880
      Ridden Counter
      4,715

      Photos of Forest of Ae Mountain Bike

      trail: Trail
      73 |
      Feb 20, 2019 @ 3:30am
      Feb 20, 2019
      trail: Omega Man
      25 |
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 3:15am
      Feb 14, 2019
      trail: The Shredder
      19 |
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 2:26pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      trail: The Shredder
      36 |
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 2:26pm
      Feb 13, 2019

      Videos of Forest of Ae Mountain Bike

      last section of Ae forest downhill line
      1:54 | 77 | Jun 4, 2018
      Ae forest Sda 2018
      1:48 | 33 | May 8, 2018
      Shredder 2018 Mixtape Vol. 1 | SDA Round 1 Ae...
      3:44 | 138 | Apr 17, 2018
      HP Sauce - Thrunton - Feb 2018
      trail: HP Sauce
      1:52 | 19 | Feb 23, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Omega Man (Upper)
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 7:13am
      1 days
      DryBenjaminVellacott
      Link Trail from DH
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 2:05am
      Apr 1, 2019
      Prevalent MudCamRiversUrgh.....manky, wet heap o' shite. Not...
      Omega Man
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 2:02am
      Apr 1, 2019
      Very DryCamRiversFirst time at Ae since felling last year....
      Turn down for what
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 1:57am
      Apr 1, 2019
      DryCamRiversProbably running at its best due to bone...
      Frazers
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 1:54am
      Apr 1, 2019
      DryCamRiversRunning perfect as bone dry on the day....
      Rainbow Road
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 1:53am
      Apr 1, 2019
      DryCamRiversBone dry and running well
      Raiders
      Mar 31, 2019 @ 5:26am
      Mar 31, 2019
      DryzsdoomThere are a few trees and branches in...
      The Shredder
      Mar 31, 2019 @ 1:12am
      Mar 31, 2019
      DryzsdoomGreat riding after middle section has...
      Ae Downhill
      Mar 31, 2019 @ 1:12am
      Mar 31, 2019
      Dryzsdoom
      Trail
      Mar 31, 2019 @ 1:12am
      Mar 31, 2019
      Dryzsdoomtrail not that worn in but running fine

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1116047tommyc00addridelogApr 18, 2019 ride log
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 7:27am
      9 hours
      user #1744983Overgrown80addridelogApr 18, 2019 ride log
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 4:11am
      12 hours
      user #1726453BenjaminVellacottaddreportOmega Man (Upper) and 1 more
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 7:12am
      1 days
      user #1726453BenjaminVellacottriddentrailOmega Man and 1 more
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 7:09am
      1 days
      user #731221JamesMioaddridelogApr 16, 2019 ride log
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 1:16pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1290755zsdoomtrailTrailGreat wee natural trail with roots and loam
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 7:08am
      Apr 5, 2019
      user #1700608CallumyoungtrailGranny Green LoveSuch a sick trail with loads of jumps and...
      Feb 2, 2019 @ 4:46am
      Feb 2, 2019
      user #1267631nc21trailToddy's TickerTrail reopened, may be some mud for a while????
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 5:22am
      Jan 5, 2019
      user #1589090Andy192trailHP SauceA but tricky to find but just look for a slope...
      Dec 17, 2018 @ 12:44pm
      Dec 17, 2018
      user #1589090Andy192trailAe Black LoopStill rideable although no maintenance being...
      Dec 4, 2018 @ 1:20pm
      Dec 4, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Drumlanrig9.1 km
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      Shambellie 216.2 km
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      Mark Hill 3 324.6 km

      Local Badges

      PB News Articles

      Feb 14, 2019
      Race Report: Northern Downhill Returns to Ae Forest Race Report: Northern Downhill Returns to Ae Forest
      This weekend saw the return of the Time Trial style race.
      Nov 30, 2018
      Race Report: Northern Downhills Final Race of 2018 Race Report: Northern Downhills Final Race of 2018
      That’s a wrap for the Northern Downhill’s 2018 season.
      Apr 17, 2018
      SDA Round 1: Ae Forest - Video SDA Round 1: Ae Forest - Video
      Returning to Ae Forest, a stalwart of British downhill racing, round 1 of the SDA was a wet and sloppy affair.
      Feb 13, 2018
      Northern Downhill Returns to Ae Forest Northern Downhill Returns to Ae Forest
      With a great atmosphere, loads of new riders and a challenging track, the NDH team put on a great winter race.
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