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Deuchny’s bike park has features that make it ideal for sessioning. The rest of the forest has some great tracks to explore for cross-country rides and links to the wider countryside. And of course, Deuchny Hill is a wonderful place to explore on foot too.
For more mountain bike action, the guide below has details of trails for all levels in the woods and countryside of Highland Perthshire.
Across the road, Kinnoull Hill has a network of wide tracks that are good for family cycling, although you need to be fit: there are some long hills to climb. Kinnoull and Deuchny are popular with walkers and horse riders too: ride with consideration for them.
Just next to the Jubilee car park there’s a large shed that makes an ideal base for group events in the forest. It can seat 25 people and has toilets, electricity and an outdoor sheltered area. There are no heating or cooking facilities. Get in touch for more details or to book the cabin for your event.
You’ll find public toilets and plenty of places to eat in Perth.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
By car or bike from the centre of Perth, cross the river Tay on West Bridge Street (the A85) and continue straight on up East Bridge Street. Turn right on Muirhall Road and follow the road for about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) to the Jubilee car park.
PH2 7LN is the closest postcode for Kinnoull Hill.
There is a regular bus service from Perth to Kinnoull Hill. Visit Traveline Scotland for details.
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