Pitfichie mountain bike trails are in the Forests of Moray and Aberdeenshire in the North-East of Scotland.
The trails are also known by the name "Whitehills Cycle Trails".
There is a Red XC, a Blue XC and an Orange graded Downhill track.
White Route (Blue Grade) - XC
- The White route is actually a Blue graded trail that is 14.5km long. It traverses the lower edges of the forest mainly on fire roads (with around 10% rough track thrown in). It's known to be prone to mud. As a point of interest you pass the Whitehills Stone Circle. The climbing and descending is moderate with a few steep bits.
Red Granite Top Trail (Red Grade) -XC
- The Red Granite Top trail is 6.5km long. It starts off from the White trail and is made up of singletrack, hill climbs,berms, steep descents, switchbacks, large granite blocks and a few small drops. The Cairn William section of this trail is famous for rocky terrain, slab sections (including the Devil's staircase), berms and jumps.
Orange Cycle Trail - (Orange grade) - Downhill
- The Orange Cycle Downhill track is 1.6km long. It is fast, very steep has granite slabs, jumps, step downs, roots, rocks, berms and drops.
- As a reminder Pitfichie Downhill is at the opposite end of the forest from the Whitehills carpark.
Groups and Clubs
- Download the Pitifichie cycle trails map (PDF 186k).
- Pitchie trails form part of the Scottish Downhill Association's championship series.
- The forestry commission were pivotal in investing in and developing these trails. The intention is to attract mountain bikers away from other hills in the area which are often very busy with walkers. Money well spent.