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Laggan Wolftrax

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Laggan Wolftrax forest notice

We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and will be free of charge.
  • Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use by implementing new Health Protection Scotland guidance on cleaning and maintenance. Please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.
  • All mountain biking trails are open.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.


Forestry work is currently taking place in Strathmashie. Vehicles will be using local forest roads during this time.

There is machinery working close to the green route and lower red routes but it will not impede any biking. Please look out for any warning signage if using the forest road network.

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

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
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
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 current theme is 'What did the teddy bears have on their picnic?'. Follow the string to find all the pictures on the map and win prizes.

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

Please note, parking charges are as follows:

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

Season passes are also available at the following prices:

  • £25 for a yearly pass for up to two cars
  • £10 for up to a fortnight for up to two cars

For more information please contact us.

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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0131 370 5965
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