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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
      Land Status: Community Forest
      Land Manager: Forestry And Land Scotland
      Parking 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.
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      Region Details
      • 33
      • 13
      • 11
      • 31
      • 21

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 14, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      111
      Trails Mountain Bike
      110
      Trails E-Bike
      109
      Trails Hike
      54
      Trails Trail Running
      54
      Trails Horse
      9
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      14,187 ft
      Total Vertical
      924 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,114 ft
      Reports
      1,095
      Photos
      93
      Ridden Counter
      14,323

      Scolty Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      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
      • 3 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 20 rides

      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      14 |
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 4:51am
      Sep 25, 2021
      trail: DMT
      12 |
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 12:17pm
      Jul 4, 2021
      trail: Squamish AB
      31 |
      May 11, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 11, 2021
      trail: Squamish AB
      23 |
      May 11, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 11, 2021
      trail: Squamish AB
      38 |
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 12:55pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      6 |
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 3:02pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      15 |
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 3:02pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      613 |
      May 5, 2016 @ 4:28pm
      May 5, 2016

      Videos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      A foggy november day up scolty
      42 | Nov 14, 2020
      Friday fails submission
      trail: Meatbeater
      0:08 | 508 | Oct 11, 2019
      Scolty shred
      trail: Goosefest
      1:00 | 547 | Mar 25, 2018
      Connor Ogg // Sunny Daze
      0:42 | 4271 | May 21, 2017
      scolty enduro trails
      5:30 | 233 | Jul 6, 2016
      Scolty dh
      2:13 | 220 | May 12, 2016
      Scolty Spring Shred
      1:23 | 1458 | May 6, 2016
      2015 SHREDIT
      3:51 | 1268 | Jan 4, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Forest Road
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 7:54am
      Oct 14, 2021
      Wetamccartney321The trail is hard to follow in the open....
      Forest Road
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 2:58am
      Oct 4, 2021
      DryBarbaramurray

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1714575Ashbmx86wishlisttrailCorona Time and 2 more
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 12:24pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      user #2164238amccartney321addreportForest Road
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 7:54am
      Oct 14, 2021
      user #799147gav-supdatetrailCorona Time
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 11:19am
      Oct 8, 2021
      user #1441509BarbaramurrayaddreportFinal Straw and 6 more
      Oct 5, 2021 @ 11:15am
      Oct 5, 2021
      user #2287442TillmannwishlisttrailCorona Time
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 4:15pm
      Oct 4, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2843377Leon1608trailScolty DH Old TrackVery good trail
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 12:35am
      Sep 14, 2021
      user #2313845abl8trailDee DropNow the lowest segment has a section called...
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 7:27am
      Aug 27, 2021
      user #2752752RbkNODtrailDon't Eat Yellow SnowD
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 11:33am
      Aug 10, 2021
      user #1597612young-berntrailForest Road5 or so wind blown trees to step over.
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 6:10am
      Aug 4, 2021
      user #1368046spacewoodtrailDee DropSuch a laugh!
      May 26, 2021 @ 10:52am
      May 26, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Craig of Dalfro 62.6 km
      Brathens 22.7 km
      Ley Wood 13.5 km
      Sluie 5 24.9 km
      Potarch 35.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike11052 miles14,180 ft29 miles925 ft
      #467#24941,09046,739
      E-Bike10952 miles14,180 ft29 miles925 ft
      #128#149832164
      Hike5435 miles2,874 ft13 miles915 ft
      #3,423#12395560
      Trail Running5435 miles2,874 ft13 miles915 ft
      #3,431#12295588
      Horse93 miles85 ft1,257 ft427 ft
      #602#24306
      • By BikerBen135 & contributors
      • Admins: Gravitate, ATA, eastfyfes
      • #4254 - 18,472 views

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