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Dark Side Trail - Mabie Forest

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The Dark Side Northshore Mountain Bike trail part of the 7Stanes trail network near Mabie, in South Scotland is the most technical northshore trails in the UK. Read more

place Mabie Forest Mountain Bike Centre, Dumfries, DG2 8HB



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Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 7.0000 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 7.0000 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 7.0000 out of 10
Facilities 7.0000 out of 10
Location 7.0000 out of 10

"north shore skinnis mad! and nice tech free ride!"
Review by: Jackass_142 on 5 January 2007

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The Kona Dark Side is the most technically demanding, hair-raising 2kms of legal timber trail to be found on Forestry Commission land in the country. It's aimed at experts only and is not for the faint hearted.

The route is made up of north shore-style timber trail, ranging from 60cm to just 10cm wide at its narrowest point and elevated to 1m above ground at its highest (except for the gap jump, which is 7ft high and 4ft wide - look before you leap!).

Constructed largely by volunteer stromtroopers, the trail is scary, very scary in bits actually. For the experts, the builders have created many off-camber step-ups, drop-offs, skinnies, gap jumps and rock features that will leave riders physically and mentally exhausted. Only the top riders will clean this trail in one go - many will return and try it again and again.


  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • E-Bikes Allowed E-Bikes Allowed


Nearest Town: Dumfries
Sat Nav: DG2 8HB
Grid Ref: NX950709

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