Review by: NoManNoRiver on 13 September 2017
A true gem, naturalistic, pristine, varied
A beautiful example of a minimalist trail centre, there is a car park and welcome sign but that's all.
At the car park there are two jump lines to play on while a short and shallow fire road climb leads you to where the trails proper begin. Even the climbs are enjoyable especially the blue circuit climb which winds its way almost medatively up to the start of the Blue and Orange graded descents.
The true Red Rock trail itself starts from the very top of the woods and you have a choice of Black or Blue options both of which are superb tracks on the bright red namesake rock.
A destination in its own but small enough to tag on to a visit to one of the other smaller trails in the area.
Trail Map - http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/images/pdf/rec_pdfs/LearnieRedRocksTrailMap.pdf
Review by: trumplesneaker on 2 September 2010
Short but fun!
So the first thing to be aware of is half of the black route has gone, like completely, under forestry clearance ops, so the black that is left is v short, like 15 minutes short! All north shore has been demolished also and is lying in a heap next to the track.
Never mind though, as a great afternoon of riding can be had from riding the first blue up through the forest, gentle downhill, nice blue ascent again, cross the road, 3rd blue (with fab views), 15 mins of black inc dramatic ending, back to the top of the first blue, then blast down the orange downhill, complete with berms, tabletops and drop offs, back to the car park. Not worth a special journey but could be combined with Golspie - now there's a black run worth doing!
Review by: Ben15 on 7 January 2008
Nice track but isnt that long unless i took a wrong turn :(
The black trail is quite chalenging with a couple of VERY big drops so all in all nice track with a very nice veiw of the west coast on one of the tracks!
Review by: sherry on 24 August 2007
Well made trails for all abilities And like the name it rocks!
The trails at learnie are all good fun, With all levels of ability catered for. The black graded trail in particular is very good and very tricky. It has some of the most technical aggressive XC/Trail riding i have came across. And that includes laggan's black route as well. Their is some north shore style riding, tech rock sections and drops. And that's just in the first section of woods! Once you leave the first section and cross the fire track road. Their are tech rock climbs, long rock stairways and chutes to contend with, along with tiring singletrack in between obstacles. Learnie is the only black route in Scotland that i have not been able to clear (start to finish). Even after two trips up there and a fair few attempts. which is a good thing in my book, as i will need go back again and succeed. For anyone going to try it out. Look before you leap and be prepared for a few tumbles, especially if its wet (the logs & rocks can get very slippy).