7 miles
Distance
1,011 ft
Climb
-1,285 ft
Descent
2,771 ft
High Point

Lairig Ghru Details

  • Riding Area
    Braemar
    Braemar
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Lairig Ghru (Scottish Gaelic: Làirig Dhrù) is one of the mountain passes through the Cairngorms of Scotland. The route and mountain pass partially lies on the Mar Lodge Estate.

Like many traditional routes, the ends of the route through the Lairig Ghru are like the ends of a frayed rope. From the south the Lairig Ghru can be approached from Braemar though Glen Lui, or Glen Dee, and from Blair Atholl through Glen Tilt. From the north the Lairig Ghru can be approached from Glen More through the Chalamain Gap, and from Aviemore through the Rothiemurchus Forest by way of the Crossroads above Allt Drùidh.

source: Wikipedia
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More Stats for Lairig Ghru bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -274 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,581 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,855 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,581 ft
  • Grade
    -0.734%
  • Grade max
    -16.575%
  • Grade min
    17.561%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    565 ft
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