6 miles
Distance
307 ft
Climb
-1,629 ft
Descent
2,407 ft
High Point

I've done this route several times now but decided to try an alternative route to get into Glen Callater easier.

Start off at the Keiloch car park and head across the road and over the old bridge. follow the path to the left and then take a slight right at the fork. follow the course of the track and take either of the next two rights, they both end up in the same place but the first is more scenic and a nice warm up.

Follow the track up along the burn past the grey stables hut, here the main path ends and turns into single track. after a short ride up the single track, you can either ford the burn and follow the hiking path up between Carn An T-Sagairt Mor and Carn An T-Sagairt Beag. from memory you lose the path as you head down through the pass but pick it up again where the burn meet. follow this path around the side of Carn An T-Sagairt Mor and you'll reah the downhill section.

I tried to continue up the pass between Creag An Loch and Carn An T-Sagairt Mor. the path appears to stop after a bit of hike and biking. there is a slight trail following the river up but it gets boggy in places and there will be alot of walking through heather. I don't think this way was any easier and you miss out the top of the downhill section so i advise taking the route route mentioned above.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Ballochbuie Forest Ascent mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,322 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,040 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,388 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,066 ft
  • Grade
    -3.874%
  • Grade max
    -20.5%
  • Grade min
    13.69%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,501 ft
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