841 ft
Distance
-117 ft
Descent
00:03:04
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hippy - Upper Trail
  • past supporters

  • Balquhidder Trail Maintenance Group
    2014 - 2019
    Maintainer

  • Iain Ramsay-Clapham

    2014 - 2019
    Maintainer

Hippy - Upper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Balquhidder
    Strathyre
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • 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, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15800 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking

The "Hippy - Upper" is the top of the full "3 Hippies" Strava trail which also includes the "Hippy - Mid" and "Hippy - Lower" sections. The "Upper" incorporates a large 200m rock section in a quarry taking riders across three large well spread rocks - A challenging section that verges on a black grading, particularly the drop off the first rock. Recce the quarry section before riding it

Access Info

Park at Balquhidder Hall or Kirk and access Kirkton Glen using forestry roads. Turn right (eastwards) up the forestry track after you pass the bridge across Kirkton burn. Keep heading past the quarry (on your left) where you cross the start of the Mid Hippy, and ride a further 500m round the long uphill left bend. The start fo the Upper Hippy is then on your left.

More Stats for Hippy - Upper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -117 ft
  • Altitude min
    942 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,059 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,059 ft
  • Altitude end
    942 ft
  • Grade
    -13.906%
  • Grade max
    -17.653%
  • Grade min
    -8.512%
  • Distance down
    841 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:04
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Status:
on Jul 23, 2019
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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Hippy - Upper Trail Reports

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      Jul 23, 2019 @ 3:16pm
      Jul 23, 2019
      Rock bridge now under repair. A bit overgrown so about to sort a monster strimming session to cut back over growing bracken...
      May 30, 2019 @ 12:17pm
      May 30, 2019
      One of the rock "bridges" has crumbled in the rain after the first rock roll. Not ridable safely. Rest of trail was great
      May 27, 2019 @ 2:36am
      May 27, 2019
      Rock bridge has collapsed
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 8:18am
      Feb 17, 2019
      Super slippery today but then it was pouring with rain.
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 5:12am
      Jan 5, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 69 rides
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      May 30, 2019 @ 12:17pm
      May 30, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag vicki-a (Apr 19, 2018 at 21:46)
       Great wee section on a great trail.
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