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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
      • 8
      • 25
      • 19
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 1, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      94
      Trails Mountain Bike
      92
      Trails E-Bike
      44
      Trails Hike
      55
      Trails Trail Running
      55
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent
      14,163 ft
      Total Vertical
      919 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Reports
      646
      Photos
      48
      Ridden Counter
      6,822

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 5 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance

      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      trail: Goosefest
      20 |
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 12:16am
      Oct 13, 2019
      trail: Meatbeater
      90 |
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      trail: Meatbeater
      43 |
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 7:09am
      Oct 2, 2019
      494 |
      May 5, 2016 @ 4:28pm
      May 5, 2016

      Videos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      Friday fails submission
      trail: Meatbeater
      0:08 | 312 | Oct 11, 2019
      Scolty shred
      trail: Goosefest
      1:00 | 297 | Mar 25, 2018
      Connor Ogg // Sunny Daze
      0:42 | 4122 | May 21, 2017
      scolty enduro trails
      5:30 | 216 | Jul 6, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Boneyard
      Mar 22, 2020 @ 3:08am
      Mar 22, 2020
      Dryaquanauttrail is pretty dry, quite soft but can...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1238236GregorPaddvideoBone Yard - Scolty - Scotland
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 9:30am
      Apr 3, 2020
      user #487657charlieduncanriddentrailGoosefest
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 6:48am
      Apr 3, 2020
      user #1238236GregorPaddvideoTour of Duty - Scolty - Scotland
      Apr 2, 2020 @ 6:48am
      Apr 2, 2020
      user #13463700h-ver-the-hilladdreportWarm Up 2 and 8 more
      Apr 2, 2020 @ 3:04am
      Apr 2, 2020
      user #1238236GregorPaddvideoDee Drop - Scolty - Scotland
      Mar 31, 2020 @ 7:42am
      Mar 31, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #1240234neilpritchettreportMeatbeaterNOT DRY** my mistake
      Jan 11, 2020 @ 4:42am
      Jan 11, 2020
      user #571355SteinpareportDMTAll trees have been cleared
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 4:55am
      Nov 3, 2019
      user #571355SteinpareportDMTAll trees have been cleared
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 4:54am
      Nov 3, 2019
      user #571355SteinpatrailDMTTrees have been cleared
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 1:28am
      Nov 3, 2019
      user #1937083ConroyRowleytrailBroke back helmetLost my Oakley Racing Jackets (white/pink)...
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 11:48pm
      Sep 22, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Brathens 22.7 km
      Ley Wood 13.5 km
      Durris Forest 36.2 km
      Hill of Fare 36.7 km
      Coldstream / Collonach 106.8 km

      Local Badges

      • By BikerBen135 & contributors
      • Admins: Gravitate, ATA, eastfyfes
      • #4254 - 13,134 views

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