2,256 ft
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-237 ft
Descent
00:01:50
Avg time

The Roller Coaster Details

  • Riding Area
    Ballater
    Ballater
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Roller Coaster
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21655 in Mountain Biking

This ride can be linked in after the Cnoc Dubh descent as that is the easiest and most enjoyable way to access the descent. It can also paired with a climb up the Burn o' Vat track or a ride round Loch Kinord.

The Roller Coaster does exactly what it says on the tin...its fast and has lots of crests and troughs to ride hard. Its not the longest descent to be found in the area but you're guaranteed to have a big grin on your by the end.

There is one section just after a particularly blind crest to watch out for. It that drops you into a deep tire-gouged track filled with pedal-catching rocks and the risk of going over the handlebars if your weight isnt far enough back on the bike.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Roller Coaster bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -228 ft
  • Altitude min
    593 ft
  • Altitude max
    822 ft
  • Altitude start
    822 ft
  • Altitude end
    593 ft
  • Grade
    -10.122%
  • Grade max
    -14.953%
  • Grade min
    9.675%
  • Distance climb
    96 ft
  • Distance down
    2,139 ft
  • Distance flat
    20 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:50
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to the-roller-coaster-23491 trailhead (57.079890, -2.948840)
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The Roller Coaster Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 13, 2018 @ 8:51am
Nov 13, 2018
Nov 13, 2018 @ 8:50am
Nov 13, 2018
Just rode Cnoc Dubh and the Roller Coaster wet and muddy. But still in great condition.
Nov 10, 2018 @ 3:20am
Nov 10, 2018
Oct 31, 2018 @ 7:38am
Oct 31, 2018
Jul 9, 2017 @ 11:51pm
Jul 9, 2017
Prime conditions
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Routes with this trail

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Coch Dubh Route
7 miles
Ballater North
17 miles
Ballater Enduro route race
29 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag FinnW2007 (Nov 3, 2018 at 2:00)
 This trail is rated a red no way it's to easy.????This is about the same difficulty as the Blue Adder and Voodoo at Fort William and they are blues.
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  • + 1
flag GavinStorie TRAILFORKS (Nov 4, 2018 at 4:22)
 it should be rated black as per FES specifications. Green, blue and red ratings are reserved for MTB only trails.
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