3,954 ft
60 ft
-243 ft
Avg time

Fire Tower Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All year but rocks slidey in wet
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Forestry commission

Easy red trail descent with forest road climb and amazing panorama views from top. Tiny black trail at top but barely any speed needed for it. Badly signposted with the best trails at the top and the worst at the bottom. Takes ages to get to the top though.

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Access Info

If coming from Lochgilphead direction turn right after Cairnbaan and go along the track to the car park. There is a map here and also some walking trails and a tiny pump/jump track. Come out of the car park and turn right and continue up the forest track. You will reach another small parking space. This is where the lowest down the hill trail starts. The forest road will go downhill for a bit and you should turn left onto a small fun track which basically just cuts the corner. You will go uphill and then over a bridge which you turn right to do the water splash trail or left for the good stuff at the top. Assuming you want to go to the top you keep turning right at the forks and you will reach the top of the trail. It's a long climb but remember for every uphill there is a downhill.

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More Stats for Fire Tower mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -183 ft
  • Altitude min
    481 ft
  • Altitude max
    722 ft
  • Altitude start
    665 ft
  • Altitude end
    481 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,096 ft
  • Distance down
    2,360 ft
  • Distance flat
    499 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 15, 2018
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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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
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Fire Tower Trail Reports

Apr 15, 2018 @ 5:21am
Apr 15, 2018
Bottom section closed due to car park work until May.
Jun 11, 2017 @ 5:38pm
Jun 11, 2017
Jun 11, 2017 @ 5:38pm
Jun 11, 2017
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Fire Tower
2:19 | 184 | Mar 15, 2015 , lochgilphead
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