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Level: Advanced
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +525/540 ft
Total: 53 riders
 

Mountain Biking Glentress

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#2 of 54 mountain bike trails in Scotland
#355 in the world

Red Route: First half is an uphill climb. Quite challenging. You are rewarded at the top with an
awesome downhill like you have never ridden before in your life. Jumps, Burms, all downhill! You
come to the bottom where you can chat it up how awesome it was before you preceed to your next
downhill. OR you can sneak back up along the road, carry your bike up the hill and do it again! Its
that awesome.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Go to peebles in scotland. Ask someone when you get there.
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  • Josh L
    *****

    Although my ride here was short due to time constraints, it was epic. Amazing work done by the 7 stanes, can't wait to come back.

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  • gap1967
    *****

    Very enjoyable 7 stanes trail centre-easily the best one. Excellent variety of trails for all abilities to try out. Really enjoyed the highlight of the spooky wood descent- well worth the effort to climb up and ride hard and fast all the way back down. Great shop and cafe at the start of the trails. Hired our bikes from the shop and has excellent service from the staff there.

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  • Rupert Vidion
    ****

    The premier mountain biking venue in Scotland.

    Although it gets massively over-hyped Glentress is still a very good trail centre and the most complete venue in Scotland. With a mixture of Green through to Free-Ride level trails there is something there for everyone from the Novice to the Expert. Located near to Edinburgh and within two hours of a good proportion of Scotland's population it is one of the more easily accessed trail centres as well as being the biggest and best equipped.

    All of the trails are excellent with a high degree of interconnectedness and plenty of opportunities to create your own custom route to suit the skill/fitness of your party.

    Alpine Bikes has a prescience there for rentals, sales and repairs and there is a large cafe at the bottom of the hill along with changing and showering facilities.

    There is plenty of parking, though the access roads to the higher two car parks are in need of repair. The main car park has loos, changing rooms and showers and the other two car parks have toilets; though the port-a-loos at the top car park don't appear to have been serviced since installation some years ago.

    Glentress' popularity is also responsible for a lot of its issues; packed car parks, busy and warn access roads, queues at the top of each downhill. The trail team do seem to be struggling with trail upkeep at the moment; this isn't surprising considering the number of tyres that roll the trails and their limited resources.

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  • Philip Taylor
    *****

    Wikkid! The climb for Spooky Wood killed me on day 1 but on day 2 I knew what the reward was. Absolutely Beautiful! The jumps were plenty big enough for myself so i i stayed well clear of the expert course.

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  • SunSnowandWater
    *****

    Internediate to advanced. A lot of technical stuff at all of the 7 Stanes, but it is still fun for an intermediate rider...if you are careful and don't mind walking sections. Maybe my fav of the Stanes

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  • *****

    This place is fantastic !!!!!! Im going back again this year , its hardcore to the max :)

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  • sadoldsamurai
    ****

    Glentress is one of the best UK MTB trail centres.
    The Hub bike shop is not cheap, but staff are good both technically spot on and customer friendly. They have some sweet bikes on hire, well worth the cash. The cafe is rudimentary, but great carbs and not too expensive.
    There are plentry of trails, several skill centres around the routes and a good freeride and jump area.
    The green route is suitable for tag alongs, I found the black hairy!
    You can easily spend the day there.

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