23 miles
Distance
2,438 ft
Climb
-2,500 ft
Descent
1,231 ft
High Point

Moderate loop - leaving from Edinburgh and taking in The Craiglockhart Park trails, joining the Water of Leith via Redhall and then onto the Pentlands - switching back to take in the Black Hill Descent, and linking back towards Glencorse via Dens Cleugh. Returning via Bonaly and the Water of Leith / Canal Path.

1 Review & Comments

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flag joebunn OTB (Sep 6, 2018 at 7:07)
 Thank you for posting the route. A good fun ride from the centre of the city, taking in some city singletrack, before depositing you in the hills. Felt like a local for the day!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Edinburgh - Pentland Loop, Black Hill Variation mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    212 ft
  • Altitude start
    316 ft
  • Altitude end
    255 ft
  • Grade max
    -20.751%
  • Grade min
    26.295%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Pentland Hills Maidens Cleugh Descent
Pentland Hills Maidens Cleugh Descent
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Feb 1, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bonaly Rd Singletrack
Sep 9, 2018 @ 9:16am
Sep 9, 2018
Harbour Hill Bypass
Sep 5, 2018 @ 2:37am
Sep 5, 2018
Exponential
Sep 5, 2018 @ 2:37am
Sep 5, 2018
Black Hill
Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:28am
Sep 3, 2018
Den's Cleugh Access
Aug 19, 2018 @ 3:16am
Aug 19, 2018
Dried out well after hot spell. Muddy by river crossing only. Wide track running fast
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