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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
      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.
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      Region Details
      • 41
      • 3
      • 13
      • 28
      • 20

      Region Status
      Caution as of 10 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      107
      Trails Mountain Bike
      105
      Trails E-Bike
      104
      Trails Hike
      52
      Trails Trail Running
      52
      Trails Horse
      7
      Total Distance
      55 miles
      Total Descent
      15,733 ft
      Total Vertical
      924 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,114 ft
      Reports
      930
      Photos
      83
      Ridden Counter
      11,083

      Scolty Mountain Bike Routes

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      Scolty Route
      15 miles
      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
      • 11 rides
      • 19.3 km avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      • 37.8 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 74 rides
      • 23.0 km avg distance

      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      2 |
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 3:02pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      4 |
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 3:02pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      20 |
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 5:04am
      Nov 2, 2020
      576 |
      May 5, 2016 @ 4:28pm
      May 5, 2016

      Videos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      A foggy november day up scolty
      18 | Nov 14, 2020
      Friday fails submission
      trail: Meatbeater
      0:08 | 471 | Oct 11, 2019
      Scolty shred
      trail: Goosefest
      1:00 | 489 | Mar 25, 2018
      Connor Ogg // Sunny Daze
      0:42 | 4240 | May 21, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

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      DMT
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 9:11am
      Apr 8, 2021
      DryDBRSFallen tree
      Forest Road
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 11:13pm
      Mar 28, 2021
      Prevalent MudMmf The first quarter of the track is very...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Ozloc's Crotch
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 4:44am
      10 hours
      WetMGMAlphaperfect conditions today
      Path
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 11:49pm
      3 days
      Ideal0h-ver-the-hill
      General Burnett's Backside
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 11:49pm
      3 days
      Ideal0h-ver-the-hill
      Don't Eat Yellow Snow
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 11:49pm
      3 days
      Variable0h-ver-the-hill
      Warm up Down
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Apr 8, 2021
      DryDBRSFallen trees just before wall
      The Wall
      Apr 2, 2021 @ 3:46am
      Apr 2, 2021
      WetMGMAlphaperfect conditions today
      Forest Road
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 12:41am
      Mar 28, 2021
      IdealLocorider
      Forest Road
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 12:41am
      Mar 28, 2021
      DryLocorider
      Road
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 12:41am
      Mar 28, 2021
      DryLocorider
      Warm Up 2
      Mar 27, 2021 @ 11:54pm
      Mar 27, 2021
      Ideal0h-ver-the-hillTree across track at wall.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1655824MGMAlphaaddreportOzloc's Crotch
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 6:07am
      9 hours
      user #13463700h-ver-the-hilladdreportPath and 2 more
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 11:26pm
      16 hours
      user #1441509BarbaramurrayriddentrailBoneyard
      Apr 9, 2021 @ 2:42am
      Apr 9, 2021
      user #1984522NorthernspaceriddentrailTree Hugging Hippie and 4 more
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 12:40pm
      Apr 8, 2021
      user #1280154DBRSaddreportWarm up Down and 1 more
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Apr 8, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2460283alimathiesontrailBanjo KazooieCould barley find the path leading to this...
      Mar 18, 2021 @ 8:50am
      Mar 18, 2021
      user #2601323vQxYChtrailDon't Eat Yellow SnowMuddy swamp at the bottom of the slab stopped...
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 2:59pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      user #1240234neilpritchetttrailCroft-thorn trailSolid way to get up after a lap if you can't...
      Mar 2, 2021 @ 11:55am
      Mar 2, 2021
      user #2359908RickvdvalktrailAccess TrailLooks like the forrestry machines have been up...
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 7:31am
      Jan 1, 2021
      user #1554700OateytrailRhoda Burn RollercoasterRuined by forestry- unrideable mud bath
      Nov 4, 2020 @ 2:18pm
      Nov 4, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Brathens 22.7 km
      Ley Wood 13.5 km
      Sluie 5 24.9 km
      Durris Forest 2 86.2 km
      Hill of Fare 46.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike10554 miles15,725 ft31 miles925 ft
      #518#278392535,697
      E-Bike10454 miles15,725 ft31 miles925 ft
      #119#1282460
      Hike5241 miles5,446 ft17 miles915 ft
      #2,955#12080949
      Trail Running5241 miles5,446 ft17 miles915 ft
      #2,954#11880942
      Horse73 miles85 ft1,257 ft427 ft
      303
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