977 ft
-257 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mild Peril Trail

Mild Peril Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Global Ranking
    #6363 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened

A moderately steep trail featuring 22 bermed switch backs in rapid succession. Designed to be a good introduction to off piste riding for those who are more used to trail centre descents.

Access Info

Best accessed from Leithen Door or 5 year plan descents. The trail ends on Deliverance so your only real exit is the much loved Redemption climb!

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Mild Peril bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -257 ft
  • Altitude min
    965 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,222 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,222 ft
  • Altitude end
    965 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance down
    977 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Jul 30, 2018
Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)

view (352)
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to mild-peril trailhead (55.667520, -3.110670)
update trails status or condition

Mild Peril Trail Reports

Jul 30, 2018 @ 6:48am
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 19, 2018 @ 6:10am
Jul 19, 2018
Jun 15, 2018 @ 9:28am
Jun 15, 2018
Nov 18, 2017 @ 10:55pm
Nov 18, 2017
Only open at the weekend until December
Oct 15, 2017 @ 5:56am
Oct 15, 2017
Damp with loose rocks on inside but still grips.
view all reports »


more »
50 |
Nov 4, 2017 @ 12:49pm
Nov 4, 2017
Mild Peril, Peebles
61 |
Jun 17, 2017 @ 3:05pm
Jun 17, 2017
Mild Peril, Glasgow
53 |
Jun 8, 2017 @ 6:26am
Jun 8, 2017
Mild Peril, Eyemouth

Routes with this trail

Glentress Back Door
6 miles

7 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Gatz (Jun 14, 2017 at 11:50)
 Good pretty steep new trail but "quite a long ride to get to and after" for such a very short fun of only few minutes fast 'zigzaggy' descent!
  • + 1
flag r34ver (Jun 15, 2017 at 6:55)
 Haven't tried it yet but trying to plan a route to session it as it does look fairly short. It doesn't look like there's an easy route back up once you're down unless there's some forest road I don't know about to the east. It looks like the quickest way back up again would be to do redemption climb then up to Boundary trail via spooky wood climb?? I hope I'm missing an easier route as it looks epic. Thanks Trailfairies!
  • + 1
flag GarethB (Jun 15, 2017 at 13:58)
 The trail ends on Deliverance, so the only real way out is via the Redemption climb or to push up Deliverance itself. Having walked up Mild Peril multiple times during the build I certainly wouldn't want to push a bike up there!
  • + 1
flag Northwind (Jul 29, 2017 at 5:50)
 The best way is to ride out to the end of Deliverance and then up the Redemption climb. At post 87 (a crossroads where you can turn left to go along to Ewok Village, or go straight on to get to Pie Run) turn right and go up to post 22- this short switchback climb takes you back to the same fireroad Mild Peril starts on so turn right. (this also takes you past the top of Broon Troot)

It is an effort though- we built the trail where it is to shortcut Deliverance as part of a lap and for race stages rather than for easy lappability. Please don't push up either trail!
  • + 0
flag Jayne-Cobb (Jun 17, 2017 at 15:03)
 Great mid ride DH section with 22 switchbacks that come up quick one after the other. Long way to get to and long way to get out. A good semi-natural trail and well worth the travel. Quick note is that there's no way to get up and down to session it. Once you're down, you're down.
  • + 1
flag r34ver (Jul 4, 2017 at 1:05)
 First try on 1st July, it was quite wet after a week of rain and I think the trail might be suffering a bit from the tweedlove enduro - fairly slippery with a layer of silty mud on top. Super steep, about -20% i think. I had a few moments of mild peril when the front wheel was lacking traction under braking in the mud, which is rare for the Magic Mary. I imagine it will be proper fun in the right conditions. There's no real way to session it but you can form a nice red/black loop by continuing on the fire road from spooky wood climb then it's quite easy to find when you hit the forest road after boundary trail/shane mcgowan.
  • + 0
flag onehundredthidiot (Apr 22, 2018 at 10:27)
 Nice wee decent. If you go down deliverance a bit just before it turns for redemption a walkers trail is on the left tough push up but better than alternative.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


more »
Mild Peril
1:45 | 108 | Apr 30, 2018 , Peebles

Nearby Trails

  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.