Innerleithen Forest

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Innerleithen Forest: Elibank and Traquair forests meet at the Bold Burn and form the largest woodland in the Tweed Valley. Predominantly coniferous and with fine views, it is home to one of the finest downhill mountain biking venues in the world. There are also opportunities for walking along the Southern Upland Way long distance footpath which passes through Traquair village and up on to Minch Moor.

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Bike Trail

Downhill trails at Innerleithen is made up of several small trails but all routes are graded 'extreme', with small, medium and large features. This is a 100% single trail with over 25 jumps, floaty double jumps, Tabletops, doubles, hip jumps, step-ups and step-downs all feature and there is a Double D.

Matador Trail
1.96km / 1.22 miles

Cresta Run Trail
1.45km / 0.9 miles

Gold Run Trail
1.36km / 0.85 miles

There is also the Innerleithen XC (red grade) trail which is 19km and 75% singletrack and made up of a leg-burning, lung-busting climb to the summit of Minch Moor and then some thrilling singletrack descending, with jumps, drop-offs, 2km rollercoaster of a descent, large bombholes and black-graded section of trail known as the Razor Rock.


How to get here


At Innerleithen, turn off the A72 and take the B709. The forest edge lies on the other side of the bridge over the River Tweed, just outside the village.


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