Scotland is one of the best places on the planet for mountain biking. The network of exhilarating and challenging world-class trails forests have made the country a big hit on the mountain biking world map. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to develop your skills or an expert rider in search of thrills, then look no further. We’ve got a fantastic range of trails, stunning scenery and a warm welcome waiting just for you.
Pick a trail that’s right for you
We are in the process of updating to a newer version of the nationwide grading system. Each of our waymarked trails and facilities have been graded depending on their level. We will be using the existing grading system while we slowly upgrade all of our trails to the new system. Please check the specific forest pages before heading out to keep up to date on the changes.
Use our trail grade guide to plan your next trip and help to stay safe on the trails.
Forest road and tracks
Many of our forests throughout Scotland offer great opportunities for mountain biking but don't consist of waymarked trails. We encourage responsible use of our land, and that means following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Before you set off adventuring, make sure you're familiar with the code and how it might affect your plans. This handy guide from Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland should give you all the information you need.
Cycling in the forest
Cycling in the forest isn’t just for mountain bike adrenalin junkies. You can also explore by bike at a more leisurely pace along forest tracks and trails suitable for the whole family. Find some of our favourite places in the cycling section.
Our mountain biking trail centres
Swooping technical trails for all levels across two contrasting sites, all with stunning views over the Kyle of Sutherland.
Discover exhilarating 'big country' biking in easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow – 10.5km of fast, fun trails with year-round appeal.
Ride the granite features and soak in the coastal views at Dalbeattie.
A world class mountain biking site, with a huge variety of trails for all levels.
Head to this incredibly popular mountain biking heaven, just an hour outside Edinburgh.
From novice to expert, here you'll find your perfect trail.
Renowned for its four downhill trails, Innerleithen is a thrill seeker's dream.
In a league of its own, Kirroughtree boasts trails for all, from gentle family routes to technically challenging singletrack for the pros.
Prime singletrack in the heart of the Highlands with fast, technical, feature-filled runs for riders of all abilities.
Billion-year-old rock makes great trails for all skill levels, and there are some of the best MTB trail views you’ll ever find.
Scotland's original mountain biking experience, wind through the woods or hone your skills here.
With 30km of fun-packed singletrack mountain bike routes, there’s something here to feed the monster in everyone!
Mountain biking's best kept secret, with trails for all.