7.2 miles
Distance
962 ft
Climb
-953 ft
Descent
1,093 ft
High Point

A nice loop, that includes the 'Roller Coaster'. The loop starts at Cambus O'may and then goes up the Landrover track and then goes up the single track up to the top of Coc Dubh hill, It then turns back on its self and goes down the decent. Once the descent and the Roller Coaster is done you cycle back up the Burn O' Vat path to the top then back down the Landrover track you went up.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Coch Dubh Route is a 7 mile popular expert unsanctioned route located near Aboyne. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 962 ft with a max elevation of 1,093 ft then descends -953 ft.

5 Reviews & Comments

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TreeBeak (May 15, 2021 at 9:21)
Very straight almost fire road descent that really is blue not red. Fast though Smile
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Scottemtb (Jul 2, 2020 at 15:59)
Pretty much a fire road but spiced up. Extremely fast and good fun would recommend.
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twecharclimber (Nov 11, 2018 at 2:28)
Cracking trail to ride up from car park not too technical
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FinnW2007 (Nov 3, 2018 at 2:00)
This trail is rated a red no way it's to easy.????This is about the same difficulty as the Blue Adder and Voodoo at Fort William and they are blues.
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gav-s TRAILFORKS (Nov 4, 2018 at 4:22)
it should be rated black as per FES specifications. Green, blue and red ratings are reserved for MTB only trails.
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Coch Dubh Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    547 ft
  • Altitude start
    657 ft
  • Altitude end
    666 ft
  • Grade max
    -33%
  • Grade min
    28.6%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
The Roller Coaster
Oct 12, 2022 @ 2:08pm
Oct 12, 2022
Small tree down across trail half way down, can ride around.
Forest Road
Aug 20, 2022 @ 6:04am
Aug 20, 2022
Trees still down but passable by going around... now well used so easy to go around
Burn O'Vat Trail
Dec 18, 2021 @ 4:59am
Dec 18, 2021
All good.
Cnoc Dubh Descent
Dec 18, 2021 @ 4:59am
Dec 18, 2021
Muddy start but running great for the rest.
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