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      Rothiemurchus Forest is a remnant of the Caledonian Forest which once covered most of Scotland. It reached its peak size around 5000BC. Environmental changes and human interaction reduced it's size significantly. There are now only 35 known patches left.

      Mostly used by walkers, there is a good path network which circumnavigates Loch An Eilean. There are also a few unmaintained paths which lead out into neighbouring areas. These tend to be used by MTB's more than walkers.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Private Managed Forest
      Parking - £ google parking directions
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 9
      • 11
      • 6
      • 4
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 8, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      34
      Trails Mountain Bike
      34
      Trails E-Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      34
      Trails Trail Running
      34
      Total Distance
      36 miles
      Total Descent
      3,582 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,366 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,061 ft
      Reports
      151
      Photos
      70
      Ridden Counter
      3,900

      Photos of Rothiemurchus Mountain Bike

      2 |
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:00am
      Oct 14, 2021
      1 |
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:00am
      Oct 14, 2021
      trail: Path
      2 |
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 8:39am
      Oct 13, 2021
      trail: Path
      1 |
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 8:39am
      Oct 13, 2021
      trail: Path
      1 |
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 8:39am
      Oct 13, 2021
      trail: Path
      11 |
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 8:38am
      Oct 13, 2021
      62 |
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Sep 6, 2020
      52 |
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 2:05pm
      Sep 5, 2020

      Videos of Rothiemurchus Mountain Bike

      hilton wood pt 2
      trail: Hilton
      1:58 | 127 | Sep 22, 2012
      hilton wood slideout
      trail: Hilton
      0:24 | 94 | Sep 22, 2012
      youtuber Lairig Ghru | A Cairngorms MTB Route in the...
      9:56 | 182 | Oct 11, 2020 , Aviemore
      youtuber Lairig Ghru
      400 | Aug 7, 2018 , Aviemore
      hilton hotel track ages ago
      trail: Hilton
      0:37 | 507 | Feb 19, 2008

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Lairig Ghru Descent
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 7:43am
      Oct 8, 2021
      VariableWhyte46
      Rothiemurchus Lodge to Ghru
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 7:42am
      Oct 8, 2021
      Prevalent MudWhyte46Deep mud in places. Truly horrible...
      Ptarmigan access road
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 1:29am
      Aug 28, 2021
      Very Dryanthony-kE-Bike
      Cairn Gorm Top
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 1:29am
      Aug 28, 2021
      Very Dryanthony-kE-Bike
      Lunar Lunacy
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 1:29am
      Aug 28, 2021
      Very Dryanthony-kE-Bike
      The Polchar
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 2:04am
      Aug 18, 2021
      DryguycarisE-Bike
      Path
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 2:04am
      Aug 18, 2021
      WetguycarisE-Bike Very wet in places. Couple of trees down...
      Loch an Eilein to Rothiemurchus junction
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 2:04am
      Aug 18, 2021
      DryguycarisE-Bike
      Path
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 2:04am
      Aug 18, 2021
      DryguycarisE-Bike
      Loch Einich - path join to loch
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 8:29am
      Jul 22, 2021
      Very DryMarkdubya Bone dry day. Possibly the hottest day of...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1718053MidnitegamblerriddentrailLairig Ghru Descent
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 10:46am
      Oct 18, 2021
      user #1571017IAIN614riddentrailTo the Lodges and 1 more
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 7:58am
      Oct 16, 2021
      user #2306390roryflemingaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:00am
      Oct 14, 2021
      user #2881194Littler1984wishlisttrailLoch Einich - lower - Rothiemurcus junction to path split
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 10:18am
      Oct 14, 2021
      user #2879405114wardaddphoto in My City and 3 more
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 8:38am
      Oct 13, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1663831GeekecossetrailPathAvoid. Rivers high ans it’s a proper...
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 2:04am
      Jul 27, 2021
      user #491332benjaggtrailLairig Ghru DescentI'd class it a hard red in the wet on the...
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      user #491332benjaggtrailRothiemurchus Lodge to GhruIts a bit of a maul over large loose rocks and...
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 6:28am
      Aug 21, 2020
      user #2324525HughWallacetrailSingletrack option above riverThis is a great bit of trail but I wouldn't...
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 6:33am
      Jul 29, 2020
      user #614022johnbotttrailPathI don't recommend this trail for going up,...
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 1:13am
      Jul 17, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      High Burnside 3 42.9 km
      Inshriach and Dalnavert 1 53.1 km
      Badaguish 1 13.3 km
      Boat of Garten 34.5 km
      Glenmore 4 34.8 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3436 miles3,583 ft13 miles3,366 ft
      #1,716#927015121,943
      E-Bike1814 miles945 ft5 miles846 ft
      #1,410#1231371161
      Hike3436 miles3,583 ft13 miles3,366 ft
      #1,336#411511125
      Trail Running3436 miles3,583 ft13 miles3,366 ft
      #1,340#42151141
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      • rothiemurchus activity log | embed map of Rothiemurchus mountain bike trails | rothiemurchus mountain biking points of interest polygons

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