14 miles
Distance
2,454 ft
Climb
-2,452 ft
Descent
1,301 ft
High Point

Epic route deep in the Scottish Highlands

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Ciaran Path mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    37 ft
  • Altitude start
    41 ft
  • Altitude end
    41 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -32.471%
  • Grade min
    30.14%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail transparency
      Cambu dh/fr track
      Cambu dh/fr track
      trail: Track
      0:52 | 120 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
      Aug 29, 2011
      love this wee track.
      open track at chipshop
      open track at chipshop
      trail: Track
      1:19 | 231 | comments: 0 | favs: 2
      Aug 24, 2011
      following bez down open track
      garden track so far
      garden track so far
      trail: Track
      0:21 | 81 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 8, 2011
      me riding my short garden track

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Access Track
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:41am
      Oct 29, 2018
      Stalkers Dodge
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:41am
      Oct 29, 2018
      Track
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:41am
      Oct 29, 2018
      Ciaran Path
      May 14, 2018 @ 4:44am
      May 14, 2018
      So, overall a pretty long, challenging tough but gorgeous ride through proper wild hills. Breaking it down: Uphill Access Track: The uphill leg from Kinlochleven to Loch Eilde Mor is all pretty straightforward hill track/fire road, that winds it's way up & up & up out of the village, but all rideable & not too loose. Gorgeous scenery. Pipeline Traverse: Although on paper the Pipeline Traverse pretty much just follows the contour, muscling the bike over the narrow, twisty rough hill track ended up being a pretty serious work-out. The trail was also pretty frequently seriously wet/boggy (15%), meaning hopping on & off the bike loads. Quite a few sections were easier to ride along the top of the giant pipeline than on the path.. The dam at the top is gorgeous and a great place for a swim. Ciaran Path Downhill: At almost 5 miles of continuous downhill, with perhaps 70-80% of that entire distance actually black graded, this trail is no joke. There's mile after mile of sketchy, steep, loose, bouldery decent (60-70%), a fair bit of bog thrown in for good measure, perhaps 10% steep exposed rock slabs, and perhaps 10% of actually flowy trail... Be warned, don't go anywhere near this if your thing is smooth, manicured flowy trail centre trails... However, if you like being right up in the hills, and relish a proper technical, physically challenging epic hill ride you're in for a treat!
      Riverside
      Jul 10, 2017 @ 5:01am
      Jul 10, 2017
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