981 ft
4 ft
-362 ft
Avg time
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The Blue Route Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All year round
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #12173 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened

Unlike the name suggests this is a very challenging trail. It is at it's best when it's wet and is very slick, steep and rocky in places.

Access Info

Easiest way to find it is by riding up the fire road from the Hermitage take your first right onto a walking path that runs parallel to the A9. You meet the end of the DH trail at a fire road and continue up the walkers path to the left and rejoin the uplift road for the DH Trail. Continue past the point where the DH trail crosses the fire road taking care not to get run over. The fire road swings round to the left and continues straight up and before you meet the fork in the fire road keep an eye out on the right for the Bat Cave trail which is the way down to the Blue Route. After you drop out the Bat Cave turn left on the track over the stream and then Right into the Blue route. You can either find your way back up for another go or return via the fire road by heading down the hill and taking the first right fork in the fire road to take you back to the bottom of the Dh trails.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for The Blue Route bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -358 ft
  • Altitude min
    486 ft
  • Altitude max
    843 ft
  • Altitude start
    843 ft
  • Altitude end
    486 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    23 ft
  • Distance down
    959 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 2, 2015
Avg: 4.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The Blue Route Trail Reports

Sep 2, 2015 @ 4:11am
Sep 2, 2015
Steep, slippy and not for the faint of heart. If you ride this in the wet then be ready for a very challenging ride. Top is fast but then...
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1 Review & Comments

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flag Liamwhyte1960 (Oct 18, 2018 at 0:44)
 Best track in Dunkeld ????

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