7 miles
1,202 ft
-1,064 ft
Avg time


  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Isle of Skye
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Red (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #76448 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in E-Biking
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

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Coire MhicNobaill Trail is a 12 km moderately popular black singletrack trail located near Isle of Skye. This hike primary trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 366 m double black diamond climb. On average it takes 2 hours5 minutes to complete this trail.

More Stats for Coire MhicNobaill Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    138 ft
  • Altitude min
    148 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,303 ft
  • Altitude start
    148 ft
  • Altitude end
    286 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,866 ft
  • Avg time
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Coire MhicNobaill
      14 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      mashrv1 (Sep 12, 2017 at 5:42)
       Lots of hike-a-bike then an incredible amount of water bars. Scenery is good though
      • + 0
      JSFC Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 17, 2020 at 7:14)
       Awesome trail. Start at Ben Alligan car park and first third has great riding being Liatach. 2nd third is bike a bike with bits of good biking. Last third is some amazing single track between Liatach and Beinn Eighe followed by some full on descending down to the Torridon road. Advise only do this descent is capable and running minimum 120mm full suss, much more fun on bigger shocks!
      • + 0
      Medtheshed Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 27, 2020 at 14:38)
       Did this yesterday 26th August. Very nice initial climb, nothing too taxing, the water bars are largely rideable. After the trail forks of to the peak the trail degenerates significantly for a couple of kilometres being barely rideable. However don't let this put you off as the descent is top quality.
      • + 1
      yoon1977 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Nov 16, 2020 at 0:35)
       I 'rode' this trail from east to west in Sept '20, with a detour up to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair and back. The views on this route are great. The Loch is a really nice wee place. The initial climb from the car park to the turn for the loch is 90% Hike-a-bike (HaB) and would be good to ride down. The climb to the loch is all HaB and i found I could ride a significant amount of it on the way down, It's without a doubt a black grade though. From where the trail comes back to the main east to west trail for a good few Km's is unrideable. Its a Glacial moraine field meaning you have to climb like 9 feet for ever 12 feet of descent, and repeat and repeat and repeat........ To the point where getting on your bike to ride 10 metres is bliss. I would never encourage someone to take a bike back there.

      There is part of this trail covered by a google street view camera which I used to base the rest of the trail on. This part is good fun. The waterbars were easy enough to bunnyhop over on an Enduro bike.

      So basically the trail is bookended by good trail but there is unrideable, frustrating hell inbetween. If you go up to the area there are better rides. Avoid this one!!!

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      Coire MhicNobaill, Torridon - MTB
      6:59 | 384 | Nov 4, 2019 , Isle of Skye
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