Monday, 29 May 2023
Our Forest Drives are once again open for vehicle access. These facilities are a great way to get into the forest and see some stunning sights from across the country. ...
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.
This trail is closed due to harvesting operations. For your own safety, please do not access this trail, whilst forest operations are completed.
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.
Allow ¾ hour
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.
Allow 3 hours
Laggan Wolftrax mountain biking route card (PDF)
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!
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.
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.
Fast and flowing, this technical trail is narrow with built in & ‘opt in’ features. Look out for Air’s Rock - a ‘Black’ graded slab feature, easily bypassed. Built-rock causeways such as the Rib Rattler and natural rock features will keep you amused! Add on a blast down 710 metres of Howlin’ Wolf Red to finish.
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 from The Wolf’s Lair.
For expert riders, this is demanding and technical. Tight & testing, it has a multitude of rock features, sizeable drop-offs, stone staircases, boulder fields & rock slabs – with no escapes for the faint hearted! Features include the Triple Attack - a triple rock slab, and the The Devil’s Chessboard, a 40m rock slab 24 level staircase! Wolftrax really bares its teeth on this technical wilderness rock-fest! Helmet, gloves, elbow & knee protection are highly recommended!
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.
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.
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.
The charges to park at Laggan are:
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.
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.
Valid at Laggan Wolftrax, Dog Falls, River Affric, Slattadale, Kylerhea and Contin.
Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.
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.
Nearest postcode: PH20 1BU
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