×
User
Today
 
  |   Rate it:

Tags:
Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +677/935 ft
Total: 2 riders
 

Mountain Biking Ciaran Path

***   Add a review
#41 of 54 mountain bike trails in Scotland
#8824 in the world

So, overall a pretty long, challenging tough but gorgeous ride through proper wild hills. Breaking it down: Uphill Access Track: The uphill leg from Kinlochleven to Loch Eilde Mor is all pretty straightforward hill track/fire road, that winds it's way up & up & up out of the village, but all rideable & not too loose. Gorgeous scenery. Pipeline Traverse: Although on paper the Pipeline Traverse pretty much just follows the contour, muscling the bike over the narrow, twisty rough hill track ended up being a pretty serious work-out. The trail was also pretty frequently seriously wet/boggy (15%), meaning hopping on & off the bike loads. Quite a few sections were easier to ride along the top of the giant pipeline than on the path.. The dam at the top is gorgeous and a great place for a swim. Ciaran Path Downhill: At almost 5 miles of continuous downhill, with perhaps 70-80% of that entire distance actually black graded, this trail is no joke. There's mile after mile of sketchy, steep, loose, bouldery decent (60-70%), a fair bit of bog thrown in for good measure, perhaps 10% steep exposed rock slabs, and perhaps 10% of actually flowy trail... Be warned, don't go anywhere near this if your thing is smooth, manicured flowy trail centre trails... However, if you like being right up in the hills, and relish a proper technical, physically challenging epic hill ride you're in for a treat!

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Park in large gravel parking lot next to Chillers Bar & Grill. From here see description for route. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chillers Bar & Grill/@56.7137919,-4.9621483,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48892e19ba5b2647:0x179e07c45a054425!8m2!3d56.7138285!4d-4.9619097
Have you ridden this trail? Help improve this information.
I rode it!   Add to another list


Ciaran Path Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Place this map on your website

Local Info

Club Sponsor

-

Local Bike Shop

-

Trail checkins

Jason Turner (on May 11, 2019)
What's this?

Upcoming Events

None.
Add one

Trail conditions

Wet (on Jul 30, 2018)
login to update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

Ciaran Path videos

Add a video
We don't have any videos of this trail yet. Add one here.

Mountain Bike Trails Near Kinlochmore, Scotland

Rider questions

Add a review

Rating
 
Difficulty
 
Review

Reviews

  • Josh L
    ***

    Rocky and windy, formed from hikers. Bikes are allowed but give way to hikers on the trail.

    Reply | Thank | Edit