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An exciting, purpose-built, singletrack mountainbike centre

Over 20 miles of purpose-built trails wind through Laggan Forest, with superb views of the Monadhliath hills on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park.

There are routes from an easy-going green trail to a black run that’s probably the most technical bit of single-track in Scotland. In the bike park you can ride big berms and tabletop jumps.

Walking trails

Walking

Spruce & Squirrel Trail

Wander through a tranquil pine and spruce forest, looking for red squirrels in their favourite habitat. 

Mostly wide, uneven gravel and grassy surface. Some steep slopes. Occasional section may be muddy or overgrown.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ¼ miles / 2.2 km

Allow
¾ hour

Walking

Dun da Lamh Trail

Following the purple markers, climb up onto the impressive hillfort on Black Craig, a magnificent vantage point over Strath Laggan and the surrounding mountains. It is a view fit for a Pictish king.

Largely firm gravel track with uneven sections. Long steep slope up to the fort on rough, narrow rocky and grassy path. Includes one gate and a road crossing.

Strenuous trail grade icon
4 ½ miles / 7.3 km

Allow
3 hours

Mountain biking trails

Laggan Wolftrax mountain biking route card (PDF)

Mountain Biking

Gorstean

Grade – Green: Easy 1 ¼ miles / 2.0 km
Green: Easy
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Grade - Green: Easy  fls web icon cycling green easy
Expect relatively flat, wide, and smooth trails. Gentle climbs, descents, rollers and berms, with easy to avoid features such as rocks and potholes. Surface might be loose, uneven or muddy at times.

A wide, low-level, surfaced gravel trail to Gorstean car park. 2.0km (4.0km return).

Mountain Biking

Wolf Cub Green (closed)

Grade – Green: Easy 2 ¼ miles / 3.5 km
Green: Easy
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Grade - Green: Easy  fls web icon cycling green easy
Expect relatively flat, wide, and smooth trails. Gentle climbs, descents, rollers and berms, with easy to avoid features such as rocks and potholes. Surface might be loose, uneven or muddy at times.

Ideal for children and those just starting out - it also makes a great warm-up. The route is fairly wide with a shallow climb and a fantastic singletrack return. Remember to wear helmets and gloves!

Mountain Biking

The Pict

Grade – Blue: Moderate ¼ miles / 0.3 km
Blue: Moderate
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Grade – Blue: Moderate  fls web icon cycling blue moderate
Expect a mixture of climbs and descents with moderate gradients, technical features like tree roots and rock steps; jumps and berms. Rollable features at controlled speed. Variable surfaces.

A smooth, fast flowing lower section of Slaba-Dabba-Doo which can be started from part way up the Give & Take climb, giving an ideal place to build confidence on blue routes before moving further up the hill.

Mountain Biking

Blaeberry Flapjack

Grade – Blue: Moderate ¼ miles / 0.4 km
Blue: Moderate
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Grade – Blue: Moderate  fls web icon cycling blue moderate
Expect a mixture of climbs and descents with moderate gradients, technical features like tree roots and rock steps; jumps and berms. Rollable features at controlled speed. Variable surfaces.

As tasty as the as the name suggests, this roller coaster of a trail is a fun descent back to the centre, with mellow jumps and swooping corners. A perfect confidence builder to try before the more challenging upper blue and red graded trails.

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Slaba-Dabba-Doo

Grade – Blue: Moderate ¼ miles / 0.5 km
Blue: Moderate
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Grade – Blue: Moderate  fls web icon cycling blue moderate
Expect a mixture of climbs and descents with moderate gradients, technical features like tree roots and rock steps; jumps and berms. Rollable features at controlled speed. Variable surfaces.

You’ll find plenty of classic Laggan bedrock on this fast flowing downhill with berms and rollable rock features. Add more rock by trying the alternative red-graded lead-in ‘Bamm Bamm’ from higher up the hill.

Mountain Biking

Give & Take

Grade – Blue: Moderate ½ miles / 0.9 km
Blue: Moderate
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Grade – Blue: Moderate  fls web icon cycling blue moderate
Expect relatively flat, wide, and smooth trails. Gentle climbs, descents, rollers and berms, with easy to avoid features such as rocks and potholes. Surface might be loose, uneven or muddy at times.

Take in the views on this smooth, winding climb which includes optional rock sections to build your skills. You’ll get glimpses of what’s to come as this climb snakes its way up between the blue and red descents to ‘The Lair’ viewpoint.

Mountain Biking

Leapin’ Wolf Red

Grade – Red: Difficult ½ miles / 0.7 km
Red: Difficult
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Grade – Red: Difficult  fls web icon cycling red difficultExpect a mixture of steep climbs, descents and / or avoidable features. Larger jumps, berms and rollable features at controlled speed. Technical features such as tree roots, drop-offs and large rocks. Very variable surfaces.

The next step up from Howlin’ Wolf, this trail introduces more table tops jumps, more frequently. Control your speed and roll them until you build your confidence and skills, they can have quite a kick!

Mountain Biking

Howlin’ Wolf Red

Grade – Red: Difficult ½ miles / 0.8 km
Red: Difficult
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Grade – Red: Difficult  fls web icon cycling red difficultExpect a mixture of steep climbs, descents and / or avoidable features. Larger jumps, berms and rollable features at controlled speed. Technical features such as tree roots, drop-offs and large rocks. Very variable surfaces.

A fast flowing and great fun trail with lots of sweeping berms and occasional jumps.

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Rib Rattler Red + Spare Rib

Grade – Red: Difficult 1 ½ miles / 2.5 km
Red: Difficult
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Grade – Red: Difficult  fls web icon cycling red difficultExpect a mixture of steep climbs, descents and / or avoidable features. Larger jumps, berms and rollable features at controlled speed. Technical features such as tree roots, drop-offs and large rocks. Very variable surfaces.

Fast and flowing, this technical trail is narrow with built in and ‘opt in’ features. Look out for Air’s Rock - a black graded slab feature, easily bypassed. Built-rock causeways and natural rock features will keep you amused and test your stamina!

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Howlin' Wolf Red

Grade – Red: Difficult 2 ¼ miles / 3.6 km
Red: Difficult
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Grade – Red: Difficult  fls web icon cycling red difficultExpect a mixture of steep climbs, descents and / or avoidable features. Larger jumps, berms and rollable features at controlled speed. Technical features such as tree roots, drop-offs and large rocks. Very variable surfaces.

A fast flowing trail requiring commitment, with sweeping berms and table tops. A trail of two halves, the upper section has a series of big berms and occasional jumps. The bottom half introduces more berms and table tops, more frequently: control your speed and roll them until you build your confidence and skills, they can have quite a kick! You can freewheel all the way down, swooping round the berms, but you can also get some big air on the jumps. The well-sealed singletrack makes this a great place to practice your skills, but the bike park isn’t recommended for young children or novice riders.

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Alpha Red

Grade – Red: Difficult 2 ¼ miles / 3.8 km
Red: Difficult
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Grade – Red: Difficult  fls web icon cycling red difficultExpect a mixture of steep climbs, descents and / or avoidable features. Larger jumps, berms and rollable features at controlled speed. Technical features such as tree roots, drop-offs and large rocks. Very variable surfaces.

Another fast flowing route with technical features and rock slab descents. The ascent is challenging, with lots of technical features to build you up to the fast-flowing singletrack descent.

Mountain Biking

Wolf of Badenoch Black

Grade – Black: Severe 2 ½ miles / 3.9 km
Black: Severe
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Grade – Black: Severe  fls web icon cycling black severe
Expect a long and steep climbs, descents, and jumps. Numerous hazards including drop-offs and severe features. Rapid rate of surface change. Commitment required.

For expert riders, this is demanding and technical. Tight and testing, it has a multitude of rock features, sizeable drop-offs, stone staircases, boulder fields and rock slabs – with no escapes for the faint hearted!

Activities

You don’t have to ride a bike to enjoy Laggan: the route to Dun da Lamh hill fort (see walk tab) makes a great walk as well as a cycle ride. It’s one of the best-preserved hill forts in the Highlands, with impressive walls and superb views of the countryside around.

Working in partnership with Forestry and Land Scotland, local community group Laggan Forest Trust has developed a number of other trails to explore in the forest.

Fun courses for adventurous toddlers to 8 year olds. 

For more information visit the Trust's website or call 01528 544366. We look forward to seeing you.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Ancient monument
Ancient monument

The Laggan Wolftrax Centre is next to the Wolftrax car park. Run by Laggan Forest Trust, the centre has a bright, airy café with comfortable sofas, lovely views and helpful, friendly staff. The menu includes chilled and hot drinks (great coffee!), a breakfast menu, burgers, soup, sandwiches, home baking and snacks. The centre also has toilets and coin operated showers. 

Please visit Laggan Forest Trust for further information and up to date information about opening times.

Car parking information

Payment options: coin, card or RingGo

The charges to park at Laggan are:

  • £2 for up to 1 hour
  • £3 for up to 3 hours
  • £4 for all day (vehicles up to 7 seats)
  • £12 for minibus or coach all day 
  • Blue Badge holders park for free. Please display your badge clearly

We recommend you bring both coins and cards with you, just in case. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our local forest list without the £ symbol. 

Annual parking pass available:

Available in advance by downloading the relevant application form and emailing to the Regional Office. Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions before applying.

North Car Park Pass - £40 per car and £100 per mini-bus or coach
FLS National Car Park Pass - £100 per car and £150 per mini bus or coach

Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.

FLS National Pass application form

 

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Getting here

Laggan Wolftrax is on the A86 between Spean Bridge and Newtonmore, about 1 ¾ miles (2.8 km) west of Laggan village. It is well signposted. The car park is at grid reference NN 593 922.

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Nearest postcode: PH20 1BU

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