22 miles
Distance
3,223 ft
Climb
-3,223 ft
Descent
1,956 ft
High Point

A fun route including the best trails around Ballater south of the river.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag eastfyfes TARLAND (Oct 16, 2016 at 12:46)
 Best route to do out of Ballater!
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Route Sections

1 Green Mile
2 Heartbreak Ridge

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Ballater South mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    656 ft
  • Altitude start
    662 ft
  • Altitude end
    662 ft
  • Grade max
    -30.464%
  • Grade min
    25.234%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
youtuber Testing DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Active Track 2.0 -...
Testing DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Active Track 2.0 - MTB - UK
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Oct 5, 2018
youtuber Taking my girlfriend to Heartbreak Ridge
Taking my girlfriend to Heartbreak Ridge
12:14 | 165 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 14, 2018
Heartbreak Ridge - Ballater
Heartbreak Ridge - Ballater
9:07 | 309 | comments: 0 | favs:
Feb 21, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Heartbreak Ridge
Nov 6, 2018 @ 2:02am
Nov 6, 2018
Perfect trail for me. Believe it or not Steve Peat has ridden this trail. He rode it when he came up for the Cyclehighlands demo day. He also rode Mastermind and completed the downhill in about 3 mins. The picture is of Steve Peat and me.
Monkey Balls
Nov 5, 2018 @ 3:24am
Nov 5, 2018
The Green Mile Descent
Nov 2, 2018 @ 5:00am
Nov 2, 2018
Very boggy for first km. But gets better, but still quite wet. Dont wear anything your not intending to wash after the ride :) :)
Green Mile Ascent
Nov 2, 2018 @ 5:00am
Nov 2, 2018
Forest Road
Oct 14, 2017 @ 2:13am
Oct 14, 2017
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