50.3 miles
9,176 ft
-8,978 ft
1,914 ft
High Point

Rule 1: Don't be a dick. Rule 2: Refer to Rule 1 at all times. Respect the Beastie.

Unofficial Point to Point route taking in some of the best, and most technical singletrack of the Tweed Valley from Selkirk all the way up to Peebles. 7 different riding zones are passed through and everything from singletrack climbs to technical downhills and exposed to the weather hill path. This is not an easy route and a considerable challenge to complete. You must be prepared for over 10 hours in the saddle. Easy pull out points at Walkerburn, Innerleithen and Peebles. Trails on this route are unofficial and this route is not official either, it's just a fun challenge and incredible tour of this wonderful area. Don't spoil it by racing, littering or being disrespectful out there. Be nice to fellow trail users and obey any signs from land owners you see along the way.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Big Beastie is a 50 mile popular extreme unsanctioned route located near Selkirk. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 26 trails. This route climbs 9,176 ft with a max elevation of 1,914 ft then descends -8,978 ft.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Big Beastie mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    9 hr 16 min
  • Altitude change
    198 ft
  • Altitude min
    404 ft
  • Altitude start
    404 ft
  • Altitude end
    600 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    28 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (5 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Jul 5, 2024 @ 3:06pm
Jul 5, 2024
Need to get off the bike and duck under trees in two places, but passable. Top two switchbacks are cleared of trees.
Upper Mud Funnel
Jul 5, 2024 @ 3:03pm
Jul 5, 2024
Pretty heavily overgrown, at least one tree down at the entrance but passable
Head Over Heels
Jun 30, 2024 @ 5:40am
Jun 30, 2024
Lots of loose lumpy stones but running great
Double X
Jun 30, 2024 @ 5:40am
Jun 30, 2024
Loose after recent race but still good
Jun 30, 2024 @ 5:40am
Jun 30, 2024
Needs a little care n attention after recent race, still a tasty wee run though
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