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Nearest Town: Lochgilphead   

The Fire Tower Trail Mountain Bike Trail is an 19km trail by Lochgilphead in West Argyll, North Scotland. Read more

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The Fire Tower Trail, by Lochgilphead in West Argyll, has a little bit of something for everyone, from gentle tracks to radical free-riding.

The descents are awesome - but what comes down must first go up, so there are some challenging climbs as well. Fortunately the climbs give you an excuse to sit down and take in the stunning views before enjoying 7.4km of singletrack.

Riding distances depend on where you start from, but the main loop beginning at Achnabreac is 19km long.

Nearest Town: Lochgilphead

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 4.6667 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 4.6667 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 4.6667 out of 10
Facilities 4.6667 out of 10
Location 4.6667 out of 10

"not bad"
Review by: joeblacky on 19 October 2009

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Lochgilphead lies on the A83 Tarbet - Campbeltown road and at the south end of the A816 to Oban. Achnabreac car park Turn east off the A816 approximately 3km north of Lochgilphead, directly opposite the turning to Cairnbaan. Follow the forest road for 900m to the car park. Kilmichael Glassary Approximately 6km north of Lochgilphead, turn east off the A816 through the village of Bridgend. Follow the signs to car parking in Kilmichael Glassary.

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Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.

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Last modified: 2018-03-24 22:35:45
The Fire Tower Trail 2.3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

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