Loop from bottom of Devil's staircase taking in the best rocky descents
The push up from the carpark at Altnafeadh is just over a mile very little of which is rideable. The decent down to Kinlochleven is around twice as long and all rideable.
At the bottom of the descent turn right and either follow the obvious track or ride along the top of the pipe to the dam at black water reservoir.
Cross over the reservoir and follow the track going west which initially follows the pipe before dropping down to the side of the river leven.
The track is very similar to Ullswater singletrack although it is much more rideable as the climbs are shorter and less steep. There are a couple of very technical sections which will have to be walked by most but the rest of it is straightforward.
NOTE: If you don't like rocky techy singletrack then you'll probably hate it.. it isn't fast and flowy.
Upon arrival in Kinlochleven locate the chill factor and head east on the old military road until you meet the point where you dropped down on the outbound leg and climb up and over to the finish.
Local Trail Association
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for Devils Staircase & Ciaran mountain bike route
Altitude min54 ft
Altitude start962 ft
Altitude end962 ft
Distance climb7 miles
Distance down8 miles
Distance flat3,129 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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