50.3 miles
Distance
9,176 ft
Climb
-8,978 ft
Descent
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.

10 Reviews & Comments

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mtbmiff (Sep 11, 2022 at 13:51)
Trail clear from stones to access path.
No issues
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Gav707 (Sep 9, 2022 at 10:51)
Is this trail back open?
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  • - 1
AllyBirks (May 9, 2022 at 7:03)
Trail Broon Troot
Glad it's dead
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  • + 0
Tsgtweedvalley (Apr 30, 2022 at 18:04)
Trail Switchbacks
Currently a victim of storm Arwen.
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Chairlyboo (Nov 28, 2021 at 22:57)
Trail is blocked by loads of fallen trees, take a big saw if you're brave enough to go.
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anguscroudace (Dec 22, 2018 at 8:39)
Trail Switchbacks
Very well built switchbacks. reminds me of a trail centre climb, except it's not completely worn out! Fun on the way up and shreddable as a descent too (I did it on a gravel bike)
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  • + 1
fdmtbsc (Sep 3, 2018 at 13:57)
Trail Broon Troot
Slippy sloppy righty rooty lovely.
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Bronson2112 (Jun 28, 2017 at 10:57)
Probably the best part of the black trail. Huge amounts of effort for a tiny bit of decent downhill.
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Hardy73 (Nov 13, 2014 at 8:43)
Trail Broon Troot
this is whats its about, great technical section, tight woody section, berms, roots, fun
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  • + 1
alythcyclery (Oct 21, 2014 at 17:49)
Pretty tight, and fairly technical in the wet.
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Big Beastie mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    198 ft
  • Altitude min
    404 ft
  • Altitude start
    404 ft
  • Altitude end
    600 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -85.1%
  • Grade min
    83.9%
  • 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

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Access Track
Jan 27, 2023 @ 6:31am
Jan 27, 2023
Glenduro
Jan 8, 2023 @ 5:31am
Jan 8, 2023
Tree down across the trail near the bottom, thankfully it’s on a traverse section so not too lethal
Community Service - (3)
Dec 31, 2022 @ 6:56pm
Dec 31, 2022
Five Year Plan
Dec 19, 2022 @ 12:47pm
Dec 19, 2022
Dangerous trees hanging over trail at the start of the newly built entrance. These could come down at any point so not worth the risk.
Double X
Dec 4, 2022 @ 5:10pm
Dec 4, 2022
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