16.9 miles
Distance
1,843 ft
Climb
-1,839 ft
Descent
1,706 ft
High Point

A route including the best trails north of Ballater including the famous Roller Coaster.

Detailed Description
Ballater North is a 17 mile popular expert route located near Ballater. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,843 ft with a max elevation of 1,706 ft then descends -1,839 ft.
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Route Sections

1 Dnoc Dubh
2 Roller Coaster
3 Culsten Burn

Details

  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Ballater North mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    5 hr 40 min
  • Altitude min
    553 ft
  • Altitude start
    660 ft
  • Altitude end
    663 ft
  • Grade max
    -33%
  • Grade min
    42.7%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster
7:52 | 60 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 29, 2023
Cnoc Dudh & Rollercoaster, Cambus O May -...
Cnoc Dudh & Rollercoaster, Cambus O May - June 2021
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Oct 10, 2021

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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The Roller Coaster
Feb 12, 2024 @ 9:16am
Feb 12, 2024
A bit of snow in this places but riding well.
Cnoc Dubh Ascent
Feb 12, 2024 @ 9:15am
Feb 12, 2024
Bit of a push at the mo
Culsten Burn Trail
Dec 19, 2023 @ 1:13pm
Dec 19, 2023
fairly washed out, but all rideable. a lot of water on the trail at the top
Landdrover Track
May 21, 2023 @ 4:20am
May 21, 2023
Very steep
Ups and Downs
Feb 5, 2023 @ 8:48am
Feb 5, 2023
Tree harvesting, trail covered in felled tree debris
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  • By eastfyfes TARLAND ENMBC & contributors
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