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.

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Details

  • 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
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Trail Style
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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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