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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
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      • 13
      • 11
      • 32
      • 21
      • 1

      Region Status
      Closed as of Feb 5, 2022

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      113
      Trails Mountain Bike
      111
      Trails E-Bike
      110
      Trails Hike
      54
      Trails Trail Running
      54
      Trails Horse
      9
      Total Distance
      56 miles
      Total Descent
      14,872 ft
      Total Vertical
      924 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,114 ft
      Reports
      1,407
      Photos
      170
      Ridden Counter
      15,323

      Scolty Mountain Bike Routes

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      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 Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      Past Week
      • 28 rides

      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      trail: Crack Cleaner
      49 |
      Dec 7, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Dec 7, 2021
      trail: Crack Cleaner
      33 |
      Dec 7, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Dec 7, 2021
      trail: Crack Cleaner
      29 |
      Dec 7, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Dec 7, 2021
      trail: Crack Cleaner
      30 |
      Dec 7, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Dec 7, 2021
      trail: Forest Path
      20 |
      Dec 7, 2021 @ 11:36am
      Dec 7, 2021
      trail: Yer Maw
      22 |
      Dec 7, 2021 @ 11:36am
      Dec 7, 2021
      trail: Yer Maw
      18 |
      Dec 7, 2021 @ 11:36am
      Dec 7, 2021
      635 |
      May 5, 2016 @ 4:28pm
      May 5, 2016

      Videos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      A foggy november day up scolty
      50 | Nov 14, 2020
      Friday fails submission
      trail: Meatbeater
      0:08 | 527 | Oct 11, 2019
      Scolty shred
      trail: Goosefest
      1:00 | 570 | Mar 25, 2018
      Connor Ogg // Sunny Daze
      0:42 | 4281 | May 21, 2017
      scolty enduro trails
      5:30 | 235 | Jul 6, 2016
      Scolty dh
      2:13 | 226 | May 12, 2016
      Scolty Spring Shred
      1:23 | 1462 | May 6, 2016
      2015 SHREDIT
      3:51 | 1271 | Jan 4, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      GBP
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 5:15am
      Apr 23, 2022
      VariableTrail is clear and openjohn260164
      Deeside Way
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 4:41am
      Apr 17, 2022
      DryCompletely clearabl8
      General Burnett's Backside
      Feb 27, 2022 @ 11:51am
      Feb 27, 2022
      DryRt2112
      Tour of Duty Middle
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 6:30am
      Feb 5, 2022
      VariableAll Trails deemed to be closed by ATA/FLSgav-s TRAILFORKS
      Trail
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 6:30am
      Feb 5, 2022
      VariableAll Trails deemed to be closed by ATA/FLSgav-s TRAILFORKS
      Tree Hugging Hippie
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 6:30am
      Feb 5, 2022
      VariableAll Trails deemed to be closed by ATA/FLSgav-s TRAILFORKS
      Tree Party
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 6:30am
      Feb 5, 2022
      VariableAll Trails deemed to be closed by ATA/FLSgav-s TRAILFORKS
      Wall Hop
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 6:30am
      Feb 5, 2022
      VariableAll Trails deemed to be closed by ATA/FLSgav-s TRAILFORKS
      Wall Squeeze
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 6:30am
      Feb 5, 2022
      VariableAll Trails deemed to be closed by ATA/FLSgav-s TRAILFORKS
      Warm Up 2
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 6:30am
      Feb 5, 2022
      VariableAll Trails deemed to be closed by ATA/FLSgav-s TRAILFORKS

      Activity Feed

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      user #954014john260164addreportGBP
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 5:16am
      Apr 23, 2022
      user #1933428Alan227votetrailCrack Cleaner
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 5:00am
      Apr 17, 2022
      user #2313845abl8addreportDeeside Way and 1 more
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 4:40am
      Apr 17, 2022
      user #2313845abl8riddentrailDeeside Way
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 4:39am
      Apr 17, 2022
      user #2814367jonmaclachlan1riddentrailWarm up Down and 5 more
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 7:38am
      Apr 11, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2156765codling1609trailCorona Time (Upper)Upper half clear. Lower and forest roads...
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 5:39am
      Mar 26, 2022
      user #667394rnotman67trailWall SqueezeTres down across trail after storm arwen
      Jan 27, 2022 @ 8:09am
      Jan 27, 2022
      user #667394rnotman67trailScolty DH Old TrackLots of trees down after storm Arwen
      Jan 27, 2022 @ 8:08am
      Jan 27, 2022
      user #2932275BigTonttrailDeeside WayClear of trees from Scolty car park to potarch
      Jan 22, 2022 @ 3:08pm
      Jan 22, 2022
      user #2932275BigTonttrailDeeside WayNo trees, clear now
      Jan 22, 2022 @ 3:06pm
      Jan 22, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Craig of Dalfro 62.6 km
      Brathens 22.7 km
      Ley Wood 13.5 km
      Sluie 5 24.9 km
      Potarch5.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike11155 miles14,865 ft31 miles925 ft
      #499#281701,40227,158
      E-Bike11055 miles14,865 ft31 miles925 ft
      #144#161,279305
      Hike5437 miles3,140 ft14 miles915 ft
      #3,239#1121,20970
      Trail Running5437 miles3,140 ft14 miles915 ft
      #3,249#1111,209138
      Horse94 miles207 ft4,823 ft427 ft
      #618#26417
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