1.8 miles
Distance
-1,794 ft
Descent
00:18:19
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Nevis Range
    Fort William
  • AKA
    off beat downhill
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Proline (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-Sep
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Wallride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2583 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4451 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking

Nevis Range Downhill ... the UK's ONLY OFFICIAL World Cup DH

The Lowdown

Times - gondola uplift available 10.15am - 3.45pm
Open - every day in the season other than certain race, maintenance & bad weather days
Race day & maintenance closures - see above
Weather closures - in certain circumstances weather can affect gondola uplift for bike and the trails
Age restrictions - riders need to be 12 years and above
Participation Statement - all riders must complete one, downloadable here. Riders aged 15 and under need to get a parent or guardian to sign their Participation Statement
Frequent riders card available
Code of Practice - all riders must adhere to this
Uplift tickets - these are not transferable

The Statistics

Grading - orange extreme (previously graded 'black')
Access - gondola uplift
Length - 2.82km
Start altitude - 655m
Finish altitude - 100m
Vertical descent - 555m
Finish - Nevis Range car park
Fastest time - 4:35:70

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More Stats for Fort William World Cup DH Track mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,794 ft
  • Altitude min
    377 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,171 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,171 ft
  • Altitude end
    377 ft
  • Grade
    -18.9%
  • Grade max
    -90.7%
  • Grade min
    -1.8%
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:18:19
  • Avg reverse time
    05:24:34
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on May 29, 2022
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Avg: 4.85 (23 votes)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 216 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,514 rides
      • Last: Dec 2, 2022

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      Trail Lists

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Delfeeka (May 30, 2021 at 15:37)
      Nothing will prepare you for this. Top and bottom section are tough but doable. Middle rock garden just threw me off!!! 100% one to do
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      the360guy (Mar 11, 2021 at 2:53)
      There is a virtual tour of this route here -
      www.360routes.com/world-cup-downhill-track-fort-william
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      gregormorrison2 (Oct 28, 2020 at 6:24)
      Just did this on my roadbike, absolutely amazing trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      calummacd (Oct 25, 2017 at 11:07)
      This is a nice trail
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      r34ver (Aug 9, 2017 at 0:59)
      hey i'm wondering if i can do this on my 1997 raleigh max? it has 15 gears and bull bars. there is no suspension but the seat is comfy.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      digthehills (Dec 5, 2014 at 4:04)
      ITS A BEAST
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      World Cup DH, Fort William - September 2022
      7:40 | 15 | Dec 1, 2022 , Fort William
      youtuber 2022 Downhill MTB World cup CRASHES #crash #mtb
      6:38 | 46 | Aug 18, 2022 , Fort William
      Fort William (Nevis Range) World Cup DH
      8:53 | 78 | Aug 11, 2022 , Fort William
      youtuber Fort William Downhill is scary! | Top Chief...
      17:26 | 180 | Oct 13, 2021 , Fort William
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