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Innerleithen Forest Notices

All Mountain Biking Trails open, except the XC Trail (Last updated 22 August)

  • The XC Trail will be partly closed and diverted until the end of September 2019 (7 days/week) for tree felling work. See below for details.
  • Please look out for timber lorries loading logs on the Bottom Campshiel Road at the exit of Taniel Hill at post 12 and on the Top Campshiel road between the DH trails (just along from where the Matador crosses) and the Southern Upland Way. If you come across a lorry loading please wait until operator has clearly signalled for you to pass. Thank you.
  • Downhill MTB Trails all currently open.  
  • Strimming work is taking place on the trails at Innerleithen. Please watch out for operators as you go.

 

The best downhill and enduro mountain-biking in the area

A 7stanes destination, Innerleithen is renowned for its four downhill trails, all of them orange-graded Bike Park Extreme. There's also some serious cross-country action on the challenging red-graded Innerleithen XC trail.

Innerleithen mountain bike trails map (PDF 619KB)

Mountain biking trails

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Brilliant uplift service at Innerleithen Trails! For booking, season passes and all the info check out www.adrenalinuplift.co.uk.

Phytophthora Ramorum, a disease that kills larch trees, has reached Innerleithen’s Traquair Forest. Please help slow the spread of the disease by making sure your bikes, shoes, kit, dogs, horses, buggies etc., are all clean before visiting Innerleithen and other forests. Thank you. #keepitclean

Mountain Biking

Innerleithen XC (diverted)

A trail notice is in effect

  • Due to tree felling work, from Monday 12 Aug until the end of September 2019, Enduro Track, the forest road after and Plora Craig/Razor Rock on the XC Trail will be closed (7 days/week) with a diversion from post 26 to near post 36 on Oh Deer. Sorry for any inconvenience.
  • Strimming work is taking place on the trails at Innerleithen. Please watch out for operators as you go.
  • Please look out for timber lorries loading logs on the Bottom Campshiel Road at the exit of Taniel Hill on the XC Trail (post 12) and on the Top Campshiel road between the DH trails (just along from where the Matador crosses) and the Southern Upland Way.  If you come across a lorry loading please wait until operator has clearly signalled for you to pass. Thank you.

Not for the faint hearted, this route includes a leg-burning climb, some thrilling singletrack descents and optional black graded features.

11 ¾ miles / 19.0 km

Red: Difficult

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You’re on single track right out of the car park, with a switchback climb through the forest and a lung-busting climb to the summit of Minch Moor ahead of you. It’s back to singletrack on the way down, with jumps, drop-offs and optional black-grade features.

Mountain Biking

Innerleithen Downhill

A trail notice is in effect

  • Downhill MTB Trails all currently open.
  • Strimming work is taking place on the trails at Innerleithen. Please watch out for operators as you go.
  • The Top of Campshiel Road is now back open but please look out for timber lorries loading logs on the section from the downhill trails to the Southern Upland Way. If you come across a lorry loading please wait until operator has clearly signalled for you to pass. Thank you.
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Some of the best downhill routes in the country.

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The mix of 'natural' and machine-built routes drops steeply through the forest from the summit of Plora Rig.

All routes are graded 'extreme', with small, medium and large features. Full face helmet, gloves, body armour and a downhill specific bike are strongly recommended for all trails.

The four waymarked downhill tracks are:

  • Make or Brake: 1.2 miles / 2km
  • Matador: 1.2 miles / 1.9km
  • Gold Run: 0.9 miles / 1.4km
  • Cresta Run: 0.9 miles / 1.5km
  • Double D (optional line): 0.4km

Activities

Walking

Walkers are welcome at Innerleithen, except on the mountain bike trails, where it’s unsafe to walk. We recommend walking the section of The Southern Upland Way, which passes through Traquair village and heads up on to Minch Moor.

Facilities & access

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets and places to eat are in Innerleithen.

Car parking charges

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £2 for up to 3 hours
  • £3 for all day
  • £12 for minibus and coach all day

Bike uplift service

Maximise your time on the trails with Adrenalin Uplift. When available, this shuttlebus service runs every 15 minutes, carrying up to 64 riders and their bikes to the top of the hill.

Visit Adrenalin Uplift to book day, weekend and season passes.

Getting here

From the main road through Innerleithen village, look for the road sign for '7stanes Trails' next to St James' Church. The car park is ½ mile along this road on the left.

Using SatNav?

EH44 6PW is the nearest postcode, a little to the south-west.

Public transport

Innerleithen village is well-served by buses. It's a ½ mile walk to the forest from the nearest bus stop. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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