Skip to main content

We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Laggan Wolftrax

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

Harvesting

  • Update 11 June 2021: The works at the Wolftrax Centre are still ongoing with a series of delays. The centre, café and toilets are all closed at the moment. It is hoped the centre will be open before July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst work is ongoing.
  • Normal access to the Spruce & Squirrel Trail is closed due to emergency works at the Laggan Wolftrax Centre. Temporary access is available at the far end of the Centre via metal steps and is signposted.
  • Please be aware timber vehicles may be encountered on the forest roads in Strathmashie.
  • If cycling the green route and lower red routes, please follow any warning signage relating to nearby forestry machinery. This will not impede trails.
  • Felling works taking place in Blackwood from Monday 21 June. The path on the Blackwood ridge to Feagour cottages will be affected for the duration of the felling and extraction operations, approximately 6 months. The lower, 'core path' will not be affected by these operations.

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.

Laggan Wolftrax mountain biking trail map (PDF 5.5MB)

Walking trails

Walking

Spruce & Squirrel Trail

A trail notice is in effect

Normal access to the Spruce & Squirrel Trail is closed due to emergency works at the Laggan Wolftrax Centre. Temporary access is available at the other end of the Centre and is signposted.

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

Mountain Biking

Green Route

Ideal for taking it easy.

Green: Easy
2 ¾ miles / 4.5 km

More information

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

An enjoyable challenge in Laggan’s rocky forest.

Red: Difficult
8 ¼ miles / 13.4 km

More information

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

More information

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

Berms and big air.

Orange: Extreme
2 ¼ miles / 3.6 km

More information

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 & access

Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments

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. There’s also a small bike shop and bike hire available through the Wee Bike Hub.

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

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £1.50 for up to 3 hours
  • £3 for all day
  • £12 for minibus or coach all day 

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

Blue badge holders park free. Please display your Blue Badge clearly.

Further information about parking

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.

Using SatNav?

Nearest postcode: PH20 1BU

Get directions

Get in touch

Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

Phone
0300 067 6100 (option 1)
More contact information

Share your experience

Our website uses cookies.
We use cookies that are essential for the site to work. We also use non-essential cookies to help us improve our website. Any data collected is anonymised. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about cookies and the options available.