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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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
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      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 | 225 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 14, 2018
      Heartbreak Ridge - Ballater
      Heartbreak Ridge - Ballater
      9:07 | 340 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 21, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Heartbreak Ridge
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 1:38am
      Jan 6, 2019
      Mainly dry (27/12/18), great run, definitely not a black run. The old man smashed it on an ebike! Great trail
      The Green Mile Descent
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 3:20am
      Jan 1, 2019
      Very boggy at the top for first 100 to 150m, but you can easily bypass the bog.
      Green Mile Ascent
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 3:20am
      Jan 1, 2019
      Monkey Balls
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 3:24am
      Nov 5, 2018
      Forest Road
      Oct 14, 2017 @ 2:13am
      Oct 14, 2017
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