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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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
      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
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      Open on Oct 20, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #277
      Trails
      63
      Total Distance
      34 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      10,029 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Total Vertical
      881 ft
      Reports
      232
      Photos
      30
      Ridden Counter
      2,923

      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      trail: Double Drop
      34 |
      Apr 10, 2018 @ 8:55am
      Apr 10, 2018
      Double Drop, Banchory
      44 |
      Jan 28, 2018 @ 7:47am
      Jan 28, 2018
      Tree Hugging Hippie, Aberdeen
      trail: DMT
      20 |
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 11:12am
      Dec 9, 2017
      DMT, Banchory
      383 |
      May 5, 2016 @ 4:28pm
      May 5, 2016
      Scolty DH Top Section
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      Videos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      Scolty shred
      trail: Goosefest
      1:00 | 88 | Mar 25, 2018
      Connor Ogg // Sunny Daze
      0:42 | 3959 | May 21, 2017
      scolty enduro trails
      5:30 | 195 | Jul 6, 2016
      Scolty dh
      2:13 | 121 | May 12, 2016
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      Scolty Mountain Bike Routes

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      Scolty Red/blue route
      13 miles
      Scolty Route race
      14 miles

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