20.5 miles
Distance
4,157 ft
Climb
-4,162 ft
Descent
1,849 ft
High Point

This route takes in some of the best descents in the Pentlands. You've got to find the days with less wind so you can do the 5 peaks without too much of a battle

Detailed Description
5 Peaks, Allermuir, Caerketton & Bonaly is a 21 mile popular red route located near Edinburgh. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 4,157 ft with a max elevation of 1,849 ft then descends -4,162 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
Corky-M (Nov 24, 2020 at 9:57)
Starts with some large ruts (easily avoided), large rocks and large gravel section.
Then moves into long stretches of smoother hardpacked gravel/mud with minimal obstacles.
A few bogs that may need to be traversed around depending on the time of year.
All in all, blue with some rocks dotted about.
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RichieWa (Nov 4, 2020 at 14:59)
Who decided this is red?
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Pentlander (Apr 14, 2018 at 11:37)
First half can be very wet
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for 5 Peaks, Allermuir, Caerketton & Bonaly mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    529 ft
  • Altitude start
    833 ft
  • Altitude end
    830 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -111.3%
  • Grade min
    68.1%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Maiden's Cleugh
Sep 24, 2022 @ 5:56am
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Five Peaks
Sep 13, 2022 @ 4:50am
Sep 13, 2022
West kip push up not easy with an e bike . In places very lose and dry, with some steep sections . Would be easier to go on the grass, but there is enough erosion . High end of red ..
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Feb 19, 2022 @ 5:47am
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