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Nearest Town: Peebles   

The Black Trail at Glentress trail centre is a long, demanding and technically challenging XC trail ride not to be underestimated with its 29km length! Read more

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The Black Trail at Glentress trail centre is a long, demanding and technically challenging XC trail ride not to be underestimated with its 29km length!

The route starts from the Hub car park, climbing up on the same forest road and singletrack trail that's used by the Red route. The trail splits from the red route shortly after the Buzzard's Nest car park.

You'll climb and climb to the highest point in the forest taking in the rocky goat track and descend down the berms of 'Britney Spears' until you get to the infamous 'Boundary Trail'. This part of the trail includes a mammoth load of rough singletrack littered with jumps, big berms and drop offs. Once you have lived through the next quarry section, a deep descent into 'Deliverance' awaits you.

You've then got the 'Redemption' climb all the way back up and this will get your lungs and legs aching. It now gets even harder with Ewok Village being your next encounter. Built by the volunteer Trailfairies, this is a timber treat for those who love to ride North Shore style trails.

If you survive the village then you've got loads more technical, tight, twisty and bermy singletrack back to The Hub café. You'll not get a riding experience like it anywhere else. The Black Trail is quite unique. Try it!

  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Bike Hire Bike Hire
  • Bike Wash Bike Wash
  • Showers Showers
  • Cafe Cafe
Nearest Town: Peebles
Website: www.7stanesmountainbiking.com
Sat Nav: EH45 8NB
Grid Ref: NT284397

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 9.2857 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 9.2857 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 9.2857 out of 10
Facilities
Facilities 9.2857 out of 10
Location
Location 9.2857 out of 10

"Big and Hard"
Review by: tazbaz69 on 24 October 2008


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Last modified: 2018-06-05 19:18:08
The Black Trail - Glentress 4.6 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.

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