Glenmore Forest Mountain Bike Trails, Scotland

Glenmore Forest Mountain Bike Trails, Scotland

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Glenmore Visitors Centre, Glenmore, Aviemore, PH22 1QU
Directions
After you enter Glenmore Forest Park, Loch Morlich is on your right-hand side. Once at the east end of Loch Morlich, you pass a shop on the right before reaching the Glenmore Caravan and Camping site. Directly opposite the entrance to the campsite is the access road into the Visitor Centre - lookout for the big green sign! For Sat Nav use PH22 1QU.
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Glenmore Forest mountain bike trails are made up of a selection of natural trails. Glenmore Forest has Loch Morlich at its heart and is located in the Cairngorms National Park near Aviemore, in the Highlands of Scotland.

There is a visitors centre, parking, cafe and toilets but the trails are not waymarked so come prepared. 

There is also a skills training park at Glenmore Lodge and you are pretty close to the trail bases of Laggan Wolftrax and Glenlivet which are also in the Cairngorms.

Glenmore Forest Trails

  • The hard granite base of this area makes for good all year riding i.e. (good drainage). You have every length and ability level from the short easy 3k to 10k bike routes to the hard and advanced 30-40km technical  rides. As with all natural MTB centre listings the community canupload their own maps directly to the listing (please do) but we also offer a selection of the best resources we have found out there on the web as below:
    • Badaguish Trail (6km).
    • Sluggan Trail (extension of 3km to trail).
    • Canadian Trail (extension of Sluggan Trail of 2 km).
  • MTBtrails.info  have a selection of routes from easy through to very hard including the renowned single track loop that passes Glenmore Lodge, coming down the end of the Lairig Ghru. Trails on offer:
    • Glenmore & Rothiemurchus a 23.5 mile route that is technically easy. 
    • Badaguish a 16.6  mile route that is technically moderate.
    • Lairig Ghru Circuit a 32.2 mile route that is technically graded  very hard.
    • Glenmore to Braemar a 26.3 mile route that is technically graded very hard.
    • Braemar to Glenmore a 20.6 mile route that is technically graded very hard.
  • DMBins is a good source of information and focuses on the skills park facility at Glenmore lodge:
    • The Glenmore Lodge Skills Circuit is free to use as a private booking (you need to sign in), but you will need to have the right kit and be at least two of you.

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