14.9 miles
1,886 ft
-1,882 ft
867 ft
High Point

Starting at the Braeval car park, This route begins by following the Rob Roy Way. It then follows quiet roads, gravel paths and forestry roads to loop you back to the car park. Technically the first 5km are the hardest as the singletrack crosses burns and follows some worn rocky paths. The rest of the route are pretty straight forward, the fireroads can be a bit monotonous but the scenery and views do make up for it.

Once you get back towards the lodge, there are options to add in some of the tougher, natural trails if you want some excitement. There's also an option to add in a climb up to the Highland Boundary Viewpoint.

Detailed Description
Braeval Loop is a 15 mile popular intermediate route located near Aberfoyle. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,886 ft with a max elevation of 867 ft then descends -1,882 ft.
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Trails in Route

Forest Road4,062 ft
Singletrack1 mile
Scouts Trail3,291 ft
Lochside Path2 miles
Forest Road2,480 ft


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More Stats for Braeval Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 28 min
  • Altitude min
    196 ft
  • Altitude start
    220 ft
  • Altitude end
    223 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,154 ft
Avg: 2 (3 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lochside Path
Jun 12, 2023 @ 6:11am
Jun 12, 2023
A great path to ride. All clear.
Forest Road
Jun 4, 2023 @ 2:49am
Jun 4, 2023
May 15, 2023 @ 9:10pm
May 15, 2023
Forestry works have closed a section for now
Forest Road
Mar 11, 2023 @ 4:20pm
Mar 11, 2023
Scouts Trail
Mar 11, 2023 @ 4:20pm
Mar 11, 2023
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