29.0 miles
Distance
3,517 ft
Climb
-3,519 ft
Descent
1,960 ft
High Point

Proposed route for an Enduro Race around Ballater Spring 2017.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Ballater Enduro route is a 29 mile expert unsanctioned race route located near. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 19 trails. This route climbs 3,517 ft with a max elevation of 1,960 ft then descends -3,519 ft.

29 Reviews & Comments

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thelechtrocking (Mar 25, 2022 at 22:55)
Great conditions. Running well. ATA done some great work there thanks.
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Boforus24 (Mar 25, 2022 at 4:04)
Nice and dry. Trail association has even in and done some maintenance. One tree down as you enter the section in the forest.
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RichardPettigrew (Sep 13, 2021 at 16:15)
Done this for the first time, not having had a lot of experience on black trails. Consclusion: challenging, exhillerating, amd definetly worth it, even if you have to get off and ealk some sections due to lac of confidence in either yourself or your bike!
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ColinAaO4An (Jul 18, 2021 at 6:32)
Why have I. It tried this one before. An excellent trail.
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busdriver20 (Jul 15, 2021 at 15:10)
Absolutely outstanding and bone dry at the moment-will be back
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moorbahtat (Jul 15, 2021 at 6:05)
Bone dry. Some great maintenance carried out from cairn to steep. Thank you . Makes the best decent even better.
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briansolar1 (Jun 4, 2021 at 3:51)
Perfect conditions
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TreeBeak (May 15, 2021 at 9:21)
Very straight almost fire road descent that really is blue not red. Fast though Smile
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KevEd (Apr 24, 2021 at 16:36)
Dry throughout.
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karldaly (Nov 15, 2020 at 13:23)
Super muddy with large deep puddles. Probably best avoided as the flat and kicker sections are a slog.
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Andyld (Oct 21, 2020 at 15:52)
Great trail if you like steep tech rock, avoid if you don't.
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Mo0eroLq (Sep 25, 2020 at 14:51)
Life changing stuff.
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IanDunk50 (Aug 22, 2020 at 4:28)
Windy and wild up there this morning sogginess in parts but still epic , if you’re worried about getting dirty and damp it’s not for you today ????????
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lennoxrider (Aug 10, 2020 at 12:14)
Running absolutely mint
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lennoxrider (Aug 10, 2020 at 8:51)
This is not a downhill trail, it's an e-bike climb
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tomoz (Sep 7, 2020 at 8:27)
I totally agree.
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CamRivers (Jul 18, 2020 at 3:12)
Dry. Running perfect. My new favourite trail. Superb!
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Scottemtb (Jul 2, 2020 at 15:59)
Pretty much a fire road but spiced up. Extremely fast and good fun would recommend.
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neildonaldduck (Feb 5, 2020 at 3:36)
This route is at most Red and certainly not a black. Nothing like Heartbreak Ridge which is essentially a red with about 30 meters of Black.
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Bobofigaro21 (Feb 8, 2020 at 0:19)
@neildonaldduck,
while the trails may be a red themselves, the trail ratings also involve how far out the trail is from any sort of contact. Moreover the trail ratings are a sort of warning.
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IanDunk50 (Oct 25, 2019 at 11:09)
Trail Gravel Road
Agree with previous comment , not to all tastes if you’re after downhills, spectacular views on good days .. best part of it for me personally is getting to heartbreak ridge ????????????????
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IanDunk50 (Oct 25, 2019 at 11:05)
Bit soggy in bits parts also being eroded by use and need to pick some different lines could do with a bit of tlc , but in general a decent run considering
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gmcc (Jul 7, 2019 at 9:53)
Trail Gravel Road
Pretty soul destroying climb up a land rover track but worth it for the descent
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eMTBsrfun (Jun 10, 2019 at 11:11)
Filthy!
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Jblac410 (Jun 6, 2019 at 0:58)
Stay right when you get to the start of the actual downhill trail, through the opening in the stone/wire fence. Left along the fence/wall will take you on a foot path to a dead end hell.
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FinnW2007 (Nov 3, 2018 at 2:00)
This trail is rated a red no way it's to easy.????This is about the same difficulty as the Blue Adder and Voodoo at Fort William and they are blues.
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gav-s TRAILFORKS (Nov 4, 2018 at 4:22)
it should be rated black as per FES specifications. Green, blue and red ratings are reserved for MTB only trails.
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garytodd (May 29, 2018 at 6:29)
Dry as a bone
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felasmor (May 8, 2018 at 8:13)
Bone dry
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
2 Stage 2
3 Stage 3
4 Stage 4

Details

  • Race Course
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Ballater Enduro route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    553 ft
  • Altitude start
    663 ft
  • Altitude end
    659 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -43.7%
  • Grade min
    51.3%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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