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      Glen Tanar is a superb area for many outdoor sports and recreation types. There are several superb enduro trails locally as well as great opportunities for gravel and general XC riding.

      Glen Tanar is a National Nature Reserve, part of the Cairngorms National Park and has sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so please be respectful of signage from the Glen Tanar Ranger service and Glen Tanar Estate as they try to protect rare local species such as Capercaillie, Goshawks, Peregrine Falcons, Merlin etc etc.

      Aberdeenshire Trail Association (ATA) maintains local trails so please consider a donation You can donate on Pinkbike or via the local bike shop Firetrail in Aboyne.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: National Park
      Land Manager: Glen Tanar Estate
      Glen Tanar Car Park google parking directions
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      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 24
      • 5
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 14, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      30
      Trails Mountain Bike
      30
      Trails E-Bike
      30
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      29
      Trails Horse
      6
      Total Distance
      58 miles
      Total Descent
      11,867 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,893 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,381 ft
      Reports
      151
      Photos
      23
      Ridden Counter
      1,537

      Photos of Glen Tanar Mountain Bike

      report
      32 |
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 4:32am
      Jun 8, 2021
      report
      30 |
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 4:31am
      Jun 8, 2021
      trail: Creag Mullach
      81 |
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 5:05am
      Nov 2, 2020
      trail: Creag Mullach
      58 |
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 5:05am
      Nov 2, 2020
      49 |
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 12:00pm
      Aug 30, 2020
      49 |
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 3:34pm
      Jun 16, 2020
      59 |
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 3:34pm
      Jun 16, 2020
      trail: Creag Mullach
      110 |
      Aug 16, 2017 @ 2:09am
      Aug 16, 2017

      Videos of Glen Tanar Mountain Bike

      Masterblaster, Aboyne - June 2021
      6:03 | 258 | Oct 10, 2021 , Aboyne
      BEN MACDUI - Mountain Biking the Munros
      3:24 | 122 | Oct 18, 2020 , Aboyne
      Masterblaster - Aboyne - Solo Enduro 2020 Stage 5
      6:47 | 827 | Jun 29, 2020 , Aboyne
      The all new Masterblaster
      7:04 | 891 | May 5, 2019 , Aboyne
      Masterblaster
      6:01 | 948 | Feb 21, 2018 , Aboyne

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2581793steven0555wishlisttrailMaster Blaster
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 12:30am
      3 days
      user #455410frogstompriddentrailMaster Blaster
      Aug 1, 2022 @ 6:12am
      Aug 1, 2022
      user #1185993londondladdreportForest Road and 3 more
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:25am
      Jul 31, 2022
      user #2243342Pablopaiva82wishlisttrailCraigendinnie Conquest
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 11:13pm
      Jul 16, 2022
      user #1089124Markdavidwood1riddentrailMaster Blaster
      Jul 14, 2022 @ 1:31pm
      Jul 14, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1368046spacewoodtrailMaster BlasterConsistently delivers. Some aul' craic
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Jun 5, 2021
      user #1883371TreeBeaktrailMaster BlasterNice long descent but sludgy in places. Defo...
      May 15, 2021 @ 9:27am
      May 15, 2021
      user #2270312Laurence68trailLand Rover TrackCaution! The trail takes you through Birse...
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 2:00pm
      Aug 25, 2020
      user #1053103webbie88trailBaudy Meg ShortcutDefinitely isnt a black rated trail, more a...
      Apr 2, 2018 @ 5:59am
      Apr 2, 2018

      Nearby Areas

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      Tarland Trails 14.6 km
      Potarch6 km
      Sluie 5 27 km
      Pannanich 67.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3058 miles11,867 ft32 miles1,893 ft
      #5,067#22923151458
      E-Bike3058 miles11,867 ft32 miles1,893 ft
      #1,936#150129105
      Hike2956 miles11,142 ft31 miles1,893 ft
      #5,887#22512025
      Trail Running2956 miles11,142 ft31 miles1,893 ft
      #5,890#22212088
      Horse64 miles282 ft1 mile696 ft
      #5732
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      • Admins: Gravitate, ATA, eastfyfes, Chris-Redmond
      • #46626 - 1,385 views
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