3.9 miles
Distance
227 ft
Climb
-2,608 ft
Descent
2,839 ft
High Point

An alternative route up to Ben Ledi from the main car park. Avoids the main footpath, so should be less traffic.

Detailed Description
Ben Ledi Forest is a 4 mile moderately popular red route located near Callander. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 227 ft with a max elevation of 2,839 ft then descends -2,608 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

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Jmac888 (Sep 8, 2020 at 6:09)
Would recommend coming up via Stuc Dhudh climb to make into a complete loop, as this is mostly rideable and makes for a good day out, otherwise climbing to the summit via this track would be mainly hike-a-bike.

Great views all the way down the trail, do not forget your camera/go-pro for this one!

The descent is challenging technically but should be okay for most people who are comfortable on steeper and rocky trails. There are some small drops in the first half but there is a plenty of line-choice to go around these and the lower half is mainly just very rough rocks and small steps that will test your suspension and arm strength!

Also great to link up to the Stank middle and lower descents for a fun day on the hill! Mind out for walkers on all parts of this route, the trails are shared and were very busy on the day we visited.
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gmcc (Jul 6, 2020 at 10:57)
Nothing too challenging coming down but a nice fast descent with fantastic views
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Ben Ledi Forest mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    454 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,835 ft
  • Altitude end
    453 ft
  • Grade
    -11.6%
  • Grade max
    -66.1%
  • Grade min
    31.3%
  • Distance climb
    4,537 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    456 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Ben Ledi Path
Jan 2, 2023 @ 12:00pm
Jan 2, 2023
Ice on lower trail, full coating of snow after 1/8 up
Forest Road
Aug 21, 2022 @ 6:30am
Aug 21, 2022
Access Road
Aug 21, 2022 @ 6:30am
Aug 21, 2022
Path
Aug 21, 2022 @ 6:30am
Aug 21, 2022
Stank Middle
Mar 24, 2022 @ 4:49am
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