23 miles
Distance
3,826 ft
Climb
-3,818 ft
Descent
1,838 ft
High Point

Out through Innerleithen via Minch Moor, over the Southern Upland way to the Three Brethren. This is all cross country with a fair bit of climbing. The hills are very exposed once you get away from the area where the trail centre is.
Once you arrive at the Three Brethren there are numerous routes down through Yair Forest to the cycle route at the bottom.
This particular route follows some of the harder, technical descents in Yair, but you could easily go down the fire road, or various other way marked paths.
The return route is on tarmac and relatively easy going.

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Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Three Brethren mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    407 ft
  • Altitude start
    462 ft
  • Altitude end
    471 ft
  • Grade
    0.007%
  • Grade max
    -40.324%
  • Grade min
    35.499%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Trail transparency
Whatever the Weather
Whatever the Weather
trail: Matador
2:17 | 3895 | comments: 5 | favs: 15
Apr 24, 2018
Springtime riding in Innerleithen. Introducing the new bigger Female Riders Race Team for 2018, now including riders aged 10-39. ...
Innerleithen and Three Brethren
Innerleithen and Three Brethren
2:48 | 171 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 15, 2017
#tweedvalley
Crash vid. Where's my shoe?!
Crash vid. Where's my shoe?!
trail: Matador
0:51 | 621 | comments: 10 | favs: 2
Nov 20, 2016
Crash on Matador Lower at Innerleithen downhill trails

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