22.9 miles
Distance
4,186 ft
Climb
-4,189 ft
Descent
2,751 ft
High Point

Ballater to Glenclova, Deeside

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Ballater to Glenclova, Deeside is a 23 mile moderately popular black route located near Kirriemuir. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 4,186 ft with a max elevation of 2,751 ft then descends -4,189 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

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Madcyril (Sep 27, 2020 at 9:20)
fantastic technical singletrack descent, steep drop off on left for a lot of the time, plus lots of water bars to negotiate, however no gaps, ie single line of stones across trail so as long as you get your front wheel over (and then don't smash your back wheel into them !) Amazing views of Loch Muick etc ahead of you but better to enjoy that before you start and keep your eyes on the road.
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Madcyril (Sep 27, 2020 at 9:14)
from foot of Capel Mounth descent, 1 - 2 km of rideable path, then uphill rock garden = pushing until Bachnagairn Falls. From there steep uphill push/carry on path until about 1km short of the singletrack descent back down to Loch Muick (Streak of Lightening ?). Going the other way would be a cracking (and tough) descent. The singletrack descent down to Loch Muick is absolutely brilliant.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
More Stats for Ballater to Glenclova, Deeside mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    846 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,387 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,385 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -79.5%
  • Grade min
    53.7%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Streak of Lightning - Loch Muick
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Loch Muick Descent
Sep 18, 2020 @ 3:04am
Sep 18, 2020
Across the loch
Sep 18, 2020 @ 3:04am
Sep 18, 2020
Streak of Lightening
Jul 29, 2020 @ 6:13am
Jul 29, 2020
Riden on 26 July 20. Superb trail which drops from the main track to the loch side. Steep in places with constant rocks and water bars - for the experienced mtb’s only. Expect punctures!
Clova to Pony Hut via Bachnagairn falls
Jul 24, 2020 @ 7:28am
Jul 24, 2020
Land Rover Track
Jul 24, 2020 @ 7:28am
Jul 24, 2020
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