945 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-169 ft
Descent
00:01:32
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hippy - Mid Trail
  • past supporters

  • Balquhidder Trail Maintenance Group
    2014 - 2019
    Maintainer

  • Iain Ramsay-Clapham

    2014 - 2019
    Maintainer

Hippy - Mid Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Balquhidder
    Strathyre
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Log Ride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #23268 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking

The "Hippy-Mid" is the middle part of the full "3 Hippies" strava trail. The Hippy Mid section starts just below the quarry where the hippy upper exits onto the forestry road. With a selection of berms, drops and some rooty sections there's plenty of variety and a great flowing line. If you are out for the day a top tip is to take a wee detour at the end of this mid section and turn left and ride 150 metres up to the most awesome viewpoint at "Turic Rock". Then return back to the end of this trail to continue on down the Hippy - Lower trail.

Access Info

Park at Balquhidder Hall or Balquhidder Kirk and access Kirkton Glen using forestry roads. The start is of this trail section just below the quarry.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Hippy - Mid mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -159 ft
  • Altitude min
    783 ft
  • Altitude max
    942 ft
  • Altitude start
    942 ft
  • Altitude end
    783 ft
  • Grade
    -16.827%
  • Grade max
    -27.702%
  • Grade min
    5.662%
  • Distance climb
    98 ft
  • Distance down
    832 ft
  • Distance flat
    16 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:37
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Status:
on Jul 6, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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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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  • > 80%
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Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 138 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      garytodd Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 19, 2018 at 15:05)
       Mainly dry with only couple of puddles
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