Kirkhill Mountain Bike Trails



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Blackburn, Ab21
This wood is on the north side of the A96, between the Dyce roundabout and the Blackburn roundabout. From Inverurie or Kintore on the A96, Kirkhill is sign posted on your left, approximately 2.5 km after the Blackburn roundabout. OS Grid Reference: NJ850 120
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NJ850 120

Kirkhill Mountain Bike Trails are just a few miles out from Aberdeen in North East Scotland. There is a short blue graded purpose built MTB fun park and 11 km's of family friendly waymarked single-track and fire-road to keep you entertained.  

Given the mix of the two trails it is both family friendly and offers the intermediate riders something also. 

MTB Fun Park

  • The specific carved out blue graded trail here is only 1.6km (1 mile) long and has a number of features packed into it's short length from jumps, bumps, berms and switchbacks. The trail kicks off with a climb through woodland before descending.

Kirkhill Loop 

  • The 11km (about 7 mile) long Kirkhill Loop is a family friendly waymarked trail. It starts from the MTB fun park and climbs up the fire-road to Tappie Tower at the summit of Tyrebagger Hill. Then is descends gently for the remaining 4 or so miles back to the car park. There is a choice of 3 single-track sections leading from the tower back on to the Kirkhill Loop. 

South Spur

  • The short 0.8km (½ mile) south spur starts from the MTB Fun Park and follows the white markings of the Kirkhill Loop too a steep, rough, rocky and rooty track for more experienced riders.

North Spur

  • The North Spur is a multi user track and shared by horses, walkers and cyclists leads slightly uphill from the East Woodlands car park to the Kirkhill Loop. It's also waymarked with white markers.

Other Stuff

  • The MTB Fun Park opened in March 2005 and is still going strong.


  • If you have been lucky enough to ride any of the MTB trails in Kirkhill then why not share your experiences with us and leave a pic, or vid, favourite the trail or leave a short review on the listing.


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