3,677 ft
Distance
25 ft
Climb
-179 ft
Descent
642 ft
High Point

The Elf Details

  • Riding Area
    Balquhidder
    Strathyre
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #80024 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2017

The Elf serves as a great X-Country loop, or as a good warm-up ride in Balquhidder before going up to the trails on the North side of the Glen. It offers a rolling 900 or so metres with only a couple of technical parts. In the winter there are a couple of pretty wet sections which the local trail builders will attend to in 2018. Worth a ride...

Access Info

With Parking at Balquhidder Hall or the Kirk ride south up Glen Buckie and stop 30 metres before the cattle grid. The start of the trail is on your left.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for The Elf bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -154 ft
  • Altitude min
    488 ft
  • Altitude start
    642 ft
  • Altitude end
    488 ft
  • Grade
    -4.195%
  • Grade max
    -11.621%
  • Grade min
    8.526%
  • Distance climb
    685 ft
  • Distance down
    2,574 ft
  • Distance flat
    392 ft
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Status:
on Apr 22, 2018
Prevalent Mud
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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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 the-elf trailhead (56.344620, -4.370780)
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The Elf Trail Reports

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Apr 22, 2018 @ 2:10pm
Apr 22, 2018
Apr 19, 2018 @ 11:43am
Apr 19, 2018
Very muddy sections
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