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      Scolty is a medium sized hill (299m) situated next to the town of Banchory. The hill is easily recognisable by the large stone tower at the summit, which can be seen from miles around. Scolty has a pay and display car park at the bottom, which is signposted. There is a wide range of trails on offer up Scolty and in the surrounding 'Scolty Woods', from 20k Xc trails to the infamous Scolty downhill tracks. All the Xc trails are on fire road, and take from 1 1/2 to 3 hours to complete. These trails are Blue and Red ratedThe DH tracks on the other hand are short, steep, and very rocky. There are around 8 DH tracks up Scolty which all start from the top of the hill (on the east side) and all take about 2 to 6 minutes to get down. These trails are black rated and should not be taken lightly.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      The Scolty pay and display car park. google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Xc trails all start from the car park, but are not signposted so you will have to bring a map. To get to the DH tracks , get to the top of the hill (there are multiple ways to get up, all are signposted) then go to the east side of the hill and look for two tracks that merge together and then end in a gate. This is the start of the DH tracks.
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
      Region Details
      • 40
      • 3
      • 12
      • 27
      • 20

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 11, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      104
      Trails Mountain Bike
      102
      Trails E-Bike
      101
      Trails Hike
      61
      Trails Trail Running
      61
      Trails Horse
      7
      Total Distance
      54 miles
      Total Descent
      15,325 ft
      Total Vertical
      924 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,114 ft
      Reports
      771
      Photos
      72
      Ridden Counter
      9,392

      Scolty Mountain Bike Routes

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      Scolty Red/blue route
      13 miles
      Scolty Route race
      14 miles
      13 mile Scolty All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog13 miles
      19 mile Scolty Ridepopular ridelog19 miles
      8 mile Scolty All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog8 miles
      9 mile Scolty Ridepopular ridelog9 miles
      12 mile Scolty All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog12 miles
      9 mile Scolty All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog9 miles
      11 mile Scolty All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog11 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 34 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      trail: Boneyard
      3 |
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 11:44am
      Sep 30, 2020
      trail: The Fury Road
      7 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Aug 20, 2020
      trail: Dee Drop
      64 |
      Apr 23, 2020 @ 7:49am
      Apr 23, 2020
      542 |
      May 5, 2016 @ 4:28pm
      May 5, 2016

      Videos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      Friday fails submission
      trail: Meatbeater
      0:08 | 428 | Oct 11, 2019
      Scolty shred
      trail: Goosefest
      1:00 | 426 | Mar 25, 2018
      Connor Ogg // Sunny Daze
      0:42 | 4207 | May 21, 2017
      scolty enduro trails
      5:30 | 224 | Jul 6, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Dee Drop
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 8:02am
      Oct 6, 2020
      Wetneilpritchett ATA REPORT: water runoff from fireroad in...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1688266SAILIAwishlisttrailMDK and 1 more
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 4:14am
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #1688266SAILIAwishlisttrailScolty DH Double Track
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 5:08am
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #799147gav-svotetrailD'oggy Style and 5 more
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 5:49am
      Oct 18, 2020
      user #1549784RobbOnTheRockaddreportTree Hugging Hippie and 4 more
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 12:57pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      user #1240234neilpritchettaddreportDee Drop
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 8:02am
      Oct 6, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #1510211Rt2112reportRim PingerThank you sir!
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 12:49am
      Sep 20, 2020
      user #1240234neilpritchettreportSquamish AB***Forgot emojis become question marks :p
      Sep 15, 2020 @ 10:46am
      Sep 15, 2020
      user #1240234neilpritchettreportSquamish ABGlad you liked it dude!! See the resemblance...
      Sep 15, 2020 @ 10:45am
      Sep 15, 2020
      user #1446397NieljordanreportMDKBeen removed now
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 2:44am
      Aug 12, 2020
      user #2302816VallytrailDee DropSteep in some bits
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 5:55am
      Jul 19, 2020

      Nearby Areas

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      Local Badges

      • By BikerBen135 & contributors
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