14.4 miles
Distance
3,074 ft
Climb
-3,035 ft
Descent
1,968 ft
High Point

A big-ish loop including some off piste, black routes and blue connectors

Detailed Description
Big Loop is a 14 mile less popular black route located near Peebles. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 55 trails. This route climbs 3,074 ft with a max elevation of 1,968 ft then descends -3,035 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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trueborndjross (Aug 28, 2022 at 2:35)
Very steep and not much grip. Trail is very rutted in places.
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stevedenning (Mar 20, 2022 at 14:06)
Open again after storm damage repair
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stevedenning (Mar 20, 2022 at 14:06)
Open again after storm damage repair
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Jmac888 (Aug 31, 2020 at 7:24)
Trail Ho Chi Min
Seems straightforward at low speed but becomes gnarly very quickly when you try at high speed.
Best approach is to turn off your brain, let go of the brakes and try to gap as many of the roots as you can. Suspension, arms and legs will get a workout!
Very different terrain to most trails here, is very exposed and as such any sort of wind will likely have an impact on the speed you can carry.
Hold your speed and carry on into the Zoom Link for a short burst, or go Full Enduro and start your run up and the Mast and all the way down Peebles to get a taste of the intensity of a full EWS stage
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clairelblnc (Jul 29, 2020 at 15:14)
Great trail with techy, rooty and rocky sections, and some flowy bits. There are two big drops with easy exits that are very doable for the novice rider if you commit to them.
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MycoTor (Jul 22, 2020 at 5:12)
Trail Ho Chi Min
Sister trail to Ho Chi Min on the Queensland Sunshine Coast? Almost had me fooled...
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MisterB187 (Jun 21, 2019 at 3:34)
Steep climb with a good few ascending 180 turns.
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Oakleyfan (Apr 10, 2019 at 17:57)
Trail Forest Road
f v v
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Roq (May 27, 2018 at 11:17)
Trail Good Game
Great fun as described above
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Roq (May 27, 2018 at 11:17)
Trail Good Game
Great fun as described above
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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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alythcyclery (Oct 21, 2014 at 17:49)
Pretty tight, and fairly technical in the wet.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Big Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    652 ft
  • Altitude start
    652 ft
  • Altitude end
    692 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -56.5%
  • Grade min
    60.4%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,432 ft
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