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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
      • 39
      • 7
      • 24
      • 19

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 days ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #380
      Trails (view details)
      91
      Trails Mountain Bike
      91
      Trails E-Bike
      43
      Trails Hike
      54
      Trails Trail Running
      54
      Total Distance
      49 miles
      Total Descent
      13,163 ft
      Total Vertical
      919 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Reports
      531
      Photos
      44
      Ridden Counter
      5,709

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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

      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      trail: Goosefest
      4 |
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 12:16am
      Oct 13, 2019
      trail: Meatbeater
      17 |
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      trail: Meatbeater
      11 |
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 7:09am
      Oct 2, 2019
      458 |
      May 5, 2016 @ 4:28pm
      May 5, 2016

      Videos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      Friday fails submission
      trail: Meatbeater
      0:08 | 97 | Oct 11, 2019
      Scolty shred
      trail: Goosefest
      1:00 | 236 | Mar 25, 2018
      Connor Ogg // Sunny Daze
      0:42 | 4088 | May 21, 2017
      scolty enduro trails
      5:30 | 211 | Jul 6, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Rim Pinger
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Oct 12, 2019
      Variable0h-ver-the-hill1 fallen tree remaining across track

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Warm Up 2
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 4:04am
      1 days
      VariableBikerBen135
      Forest Path
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 4:04am
      1 days
      VariableBikerBen135
      Boneyard
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 4:04am
      1 days
      WetBikerBen135Fairly muddy in places, especially at...
      Dee Drop
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 4:04am
      1 days
      VariableBikerBen135
      Crack to Slack
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 4:04am
      1 days
      VariableBikerBen135
      Slack Bastard
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 5:57am
      2 days
      Wetthomasconnonvery moist in some sections ,logs fallen...
      Forest Road
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Oct 12, 2019
      Dry0h-ver-the-hill
      LogRide
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Oct 12, 2019
      Variable0h-ver-the-hill
      Final Straw
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Oct 12, 2019
      Wet0h-ver-the-hill
      Goosefest
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      DryAidenkmtbAmazing trail but ferns are very long...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #858571BikerBen135votetrailBoneyard and 1 more
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 5:06am
      1 hours
      user #858571BikerBen135addreportWarm Up 2 and 4 more
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 5:00am
      2 hours
      user #742960eastfyfesupdatetrailTour of Duty Bottom and 1 more
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 2:59pm
      16 hours
      user #1240234PinkNeil12addvideoFriday fails submission
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 2:12pm
      2 days
      user #844458thomasconnonaddreportSlack Bastard
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 5:57am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #1937083ConroyRowleytrailBroke back helmetLost my Oakley Racing Jackets (white/pink)...
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 11:48pm
      Sep 22, 2019
      user #742960eastfyfestrailBoneyardGreat trail! Flowy, fun, fast what's not to like?
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 10:57am
      Sep 7, 2019
      user #1269077gordonwatttrailDMTTree down on the rocky straight.
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 12:28pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      user #1531456frazerrobbotrailThe Ridgesweet ridge line in the woodlands - exposure...
      Feb 11, 2019 @ 2:23am
      Feb 11, 2019
      user #1531456frazerrobbotrailThrough the wallArea now all clear and rideable - Trail is...
      Feb 11, 2019 @ 2:22am
      Feb 11, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Brathens2.7 km
      Ley Wood 13.5 km
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      Hill of Fare 16.7 km
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      Local Badges

      • By BikerBen135 & contributors
      • Admins: NETCO, ATA, eastfyfes
      • #4254 - 11,997 views

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