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Mabie Forest Mountain Bike Centre

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Mabie offers mountain biking trails for every skill level, from beginners to expert riders. Enjoy exciting 7stanes trails at this world-class biking center. Read more

place Dumfries, DG2 8HB



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Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 8.4545 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 8.0909 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 8.4545 out of 10
Facilities 7.9091 out of 10
Location 8.2727 out of 10

"Some really good sections, some not so fun sections"
Review by: maxholmes62 on 3 May 2019

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Mabie is one of Scotland's premier mountain biking destinations, catering to riders of all abilities. Its tranquil woodland setting provides a relaxed atmosphere. Though near Dalbeattie and Ae, Mabie offers a more natural experience on softer trails featuring roots as obstacles. It has fantastic blue and green trails for beginners as well as the popular 19km Phoenix Trail for experienced riders. The expert-level Dark Side trail is a black-graded North Shore route recommended for walking first before riding.

Mountain biking for all levels at Mabie

Big Views Green Loop

Grade: Green (8.0km)

This trail offers gentle slopes and sweeping scenery for an easy, enjoyable ride with excellent views of the Solway Firth and Nith estuary. The route primarily consists of forest roads with manageable gradients, ensuring a pleasant experience.

Viewpoint Blue Loop

Grade: Blue (10.0km)

The Viewpoint Loop trail features more technical single track as it shares a section of the red route, making it suitable for advancing riding skills to that level. Riders return on the green route with opportunities to stop along the forest road for scenic views of Dumfries and the Solway Firth. A telescope is also provided to enhance perspectives from the route.

Woodhead Blue Loop

Grade: Blue (10.0km)

The Woodhead Loop explores the far side of the forest using forest roads and some easy singletrack. This route is suitable for beginners looking to gain confidence on more challenging terrain.

The Phoenix Red Trail

Grade: Red (19.0km)

The Phoenix Trail is a mixed cross-country route through stunning woodland. Riders can expect natural trails and singletrack with some fast and challenging sections featuring rocky obstacles and tight berms. This route provides a cross-country experience through majestic woodland via both natural trails and singletrack.

Getting here

Mabie Forest lies just beside the A710 between Dumfries and New Abbey. Look out for signposts to the forest from the A710 about 4 miles (6.5 km) from Dumfries. Turn into the forest and it’s about ½ mile (1km) to the car park, at grid reference NX 950 709

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DG2 8HB is the nearest postcode


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


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

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