132 miles
Distance
8,133 ft
Climb
-8,069 ft
Descent
913 ft
High Point

The John Muir Way is a coast to coast continuous long distance route in southern Scotland, running from Dunbar, East Lothian in the east to Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute in the west. It is named in honour of the Scottish conservationist John Muir, who was born in Dunbar in 1838 and became a founder of the United States National Park Service. The John Muir Way opened on 21 April 2014. The route is signposted throughout with a purple-brown logo.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for The John Muir Way mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    64 ft
  • Altitude start
    10 ft
  • Altitude end
    73 ft
  • Grade
    0.009%
  • Grade max
    -30.591%
  • Grade min
    18.941%
  • Distance climb
    59 miles
  • Distance down
    63 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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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  • Gate Gate
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      Didn'tTightenTheBarsGodSake
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      May 18, 2018
      Wee blast down Stoney, tag'd a rock and the bars spun round 45• away from me. Oops. Funny at the start as the dog disappears then I appear then...
      StoneyMollan kicker
      StoneyMollan kicker
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      May 18, 2018
      Wee kick up th the local that allows you to dodge a nasty Chanel that there is no nice way to hit. Massive thanks To Lanny for his time making...

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