14.8 miles
2,095 ft
-2,091 ft
980 ft
High Point

A variation of the Braeval Loop. This one starts at the Forest Drive carpark which means you will have less of a fire road drag at the end of the loop. This version also takes you up to the viewpoint which gives you some spectacular views of the Highland Boundary Fault.

Detailed Description
Aberfoyle 4 Lochs Route is a 15 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Aberfoyle. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 2,095 ft with a max elevation of 980 ft then descends -2,091 ft.
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Bike Trossachs Trail Association (www.biketrossachs.com)
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More Stats for Aberfoyle 4 Lochs Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    269 ft
  • Altitude start
    820 ft
  • Altitude end
    820 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Oct 26, 2023 @ 3:35am
Oct 26, 2023
Oct 5, 2023 @ 1:38am
Oct 5, 2023
A trail of 3 parts! From SW/Aberfoyle end to the NE end respectively: 1st section (before forest, between hillside and recently chopped plantation) - nice new twisting gravel path 2nd section (in forest) - a mix of windblow diversions and where it isn’t good old fashioned terribly drained mudfest sections in the dark wet pine wood!! 3rd (longest) section (across open fields) - ok but very wet on the day we did it and lots of tricky technical rock… which is either good fun and challenging or frustrating depending on your skill levels! ;-) *** But it was all passable.***
Link to Scouts Trail
Oct 1, 2023 @ 6:00pm
Oct 1, 2023
The main Scout Trail top part is definitely gone but I couldn't obviously see the entry for this link either... I may have just missed it but worth being aware. If attempting a look back along Loch Venachar then no great issue to continue NE down the forest track and then back NW (there's a double-track not marked) to get to the loch.
Trail to Viewpoint
Apr 10, 2023 @ 11:35pm
Apr 10, 2023
Massive slog getting up the hill.
Forest Road
Mar 11, 2023 @ 4:20pm
Mar 11, 2023
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