Laggan Wolftrax


  • Location: Laggan
  • Starting Point: Car park at Base Camp MTB
  • Trail Length: 2.3km to 7.8 km
  • Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
  • Route Type:
    1. Cross Country
    2. Downhill
    3. Freeride
  • Difficulty:
    1. Beginner
    2. Intermediate
    3. Advanced
  • Grade:
  • O.S. Map:
  • Parking: At start

Trail Description:

The Wolf Trax trails in Strathmashie Forest (near Dalmally Junction) were designed and built by former cross country racers/big epic riders from Aviemore.  All are suitable for year round use, with a well sealed hard pack surface.  Leaving from the dedicated Base Camp centre all trails climb up the same gradual forest road before splitting off at different points.  Currently there are three trails to choose from, graded blue (intermediate). red (advanced) and black (difficult), and all feature as little climbing as possible as they all climb to their start points.

Blue Trail (Fun Park)

Don't let the 'blue' title put you off, this is designed to be ridden at any pace so suits the beginner riders as well as experienced cross country and downhill riders.  It is all downhill, very smooth and fast, featuring masses of berms , doubles, table-tops and rollers.  It is confident for less experienced jumper/downhillers to get their confidence up, for downhillers to enjoy features more typically found on downhilll courses, or for more competent jumper to hit hard and fast.  It is surprisingly long and needs to be actually 'ridden' the whole way.

Red Trail

The  Red Trail is mainly narrow single-track, flat or with a slight gradient, broken up with tight corners, slab rock and stone pitching.  It is all generally easy and quite pedally with speed kept down by slow corners and features.

Black Trail

Although a cross country trail, the black is very testing for anyone on a cross country bike, and more fun on a medium travel free-rider.  It features very little climbing considering it's length, and most downhills are quite flowing and flat, but littered with rock chutes and technical problems.  Take care though, the technical sections are difficult with falls not really an option given the hard sharp surfaces and big drops down rock chutes.  The black trail pushes what is 'do-able' on a cross country trail, so go prepared!

The Base Centre offers parking, cafe, toilets and showers, bike shop/hire, bike wash and shuttle runs to the top of the trails.

Useful Links:

www.basecampmtb.com

 

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