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Laggan Wolftrax

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Updated: 19 May 2022

  • Spruce and Squirrel Trail: A section of this trail is now open again. Please follow onsite signage detailing the shorter/diverted route available at this time. We hope to have the whole trail opened in due course. For your own safety, please do not access the section of trail that is currently closed.
  • Car Park Ticket Machine: The signal on the card reader is weak and often drops out. If the machine displays 'Pay with Coins' it means the pay by card function is not availble at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Laggan Wolftrax Centre: Open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-4pm. Cafe and toilets are available during this time.
  • Bothy Bike Shop: Open 7 days a week in school holidays (1-19 April) and Saturday and Sunday only outwith these times. 10am-4pm. Available for bike hire for the whole family.

About

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 (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

This trail is closed due to wind blown trees. Please keep away from the area while we undertake work to make the trail safe.

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

Green Route

Ideal for taking it easy.

Green: Easy
2 ¾ miles / 4.5 km

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This one’s just right for family cycling, or anyone who likes to enjoy the scenery while riding. There’s a gentle shallow climb at the start, and a beautiful track weaving through the forest on the way back.

Mountain Biking

Red Route

A trail notice is in effect

Updated 3 Feburary:

The Lower Red Trail is open after tree clearance works but we ask riders to take extra care during periods of high winds as there is an area near the top of the lower red climb that is suscpetible to wind damage.

An enjoyable challenge in Laggan’s rocky forest.

Red: Difficult
8 ¼ miles / 13.4 km

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Laggan’s red route is a trail of two halves. To the south it snakes down the hillside, sharing the track with the black run to the Wolf’s Lair viewpoint. From there it’s downhill on fast, narrow single track. To the north there are lots of enjoyably testing rock features like the Rib Rattler and Air’s Rock – a Black-graded slab which you can by-pass if it looks too severe.

Mountain Biking

Black Route

Stare into the jaws of the wolf on this demanding ride.

Black: Severe
4 miles / 6.4 km

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This is where the wolf really bares its teeth. A demanding, technical trail for expert riders, the black route has challenging rock features, sizeable drop-offs, boulder fields and rock slabs – with no ‘chicken run’ by-passes. You’ll need plenty of skill, a high-end machine, and helmet, gloves, elbow and knee protection for this route.

Mountain Biking

Orange Bike Park (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

The lower section of the Orange Trail is closed until 27 March. The upper part of the trail is unaffected. The skills area is also closed until 27 March.

Berms and big air.

Orange: Extreme
2 ¼ miles / 3.6 km

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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.

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. 

The office is open for all the maps daily from 10am – 5pm. 

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

The charges to park at Laggan are:

Payment options: Coin and card

  • £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 in case our machine is having an off-day. 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:

  • £40 car, £100 mini-bus/coach (valid for 12 months)
  • Available in advance by downloading the application form and emailing to the Regional Office or take your completed form and pay at the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre.
  • Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions before applying.
  • Valid at the following sites: Laggan Wolftrax only

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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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Get in touch

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Phone
0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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