Learn to fly at Laggan Wolftrax
Over 20 miles (35 km) of purpose-built trails wind through Laggan Forest, with superb views of the Monadhliath hills on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park.
There are routes from an easy-going green trail to a black run that’s probably the most technical bit of single-track in Scotland. In the bike park you can ride big berms and tabletop jumps. Check out the Laggan Wolftrax trail map to plan your rides.
Please note, tree cutting work is taking place at Laggan until Easter 2017. Please obey any signage onsite.
Due to the works, mountain biking routes may be affected - see 'bike' tab for more details. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Laggan Wolftrax Centre is next to the Wolftrax car park. Run by Laggan Forest Trust the centre has a bright, airy café with comfortable sofas, lovely views and helpful, friendly staff. The menu includes chilled and hot drinks, a breakfast menu, burgers, soup, sandwiches, home baking and snacks.
The centre also has toilets and coin operated showers. Bike hire is available through Bothy Bikes. For information please call 01528 544 751.
The café is open from 11am to 4pm Friday to Sunday, and the centre is open from 9am to 5pm every day.
Please note, parking charges are as follows:
- £1 for up to 1 hour
- £2 for up to 3 hours
- £3 for all day
- £12 for minibus and coach all day
Season passes are also available. For more information please contact us.
Spruce & Squirrel Trail
Wander through a tranquil pine and spruce forest, looking for red squirrels in their favourite habitat.
Mostly wide, uneven gravel and grassy surface. Some steep slopes. Occasional section may be muddy or overgrown.
1 ¼ miles / 2.2 km Allow ¾ hour
Dun da Lamh Trail
Please note, due to tree cutting work there is a diversion from Laggan Wolftrax car park along the road. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Following the purple markers, climb up onto the impressive hillfort on Black Craig, a magnificent vantage point over Strath Laggan and the surrounding mountains. It is a view fit for a Pictish king.
Largely firm gravel track with uneven sections. Long steep slope up to the fort on rough, narrow rocky and grassy path. Includes one gate and a road crossing.
4 ½ miles / 7.3 km Allow 3 hours
Mountain biking trails
Please note, due to tree cutting works the Green and Red biking routes will be affected until Easter 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please note, this route is open from Gorstean car park only.
Green: Easy - 2.8 miles / 4.5 km
Ideal for taking it easy.More information...
This one’s just right for family cycling, or anyone who likes to enjoy the scenery while riding. There’s a gentle shallow climb at the start, and a beautiful track weaving through the forest on the way back.
Please note, the lower red route is open with a diversion to orange.
Red: Difficult - 8.4 miles / 13.4 km
An enjoyable challenge in Laggan’s rocky forest.More information...
Laggan’s red route is a trail of two halves. To the south it snakes down the hillside, sharing the track with the black run to the Wolf’s Lair viewpoint. From there it’s downhill on fast, narrow single track. To the north there are lots of enjoyably testing rock features like the Rib Rattler and Air’s Rock – a Black-graded slab which you can by-pass if it looks too severe.
Black: Severe - 4.0 miles / 6.4 km
Stare into the jaws of the wolf on this demanding ride.More information...
This is where the wolf really bares its teeth. A demanding, technical trail for expert riders, the black route has challenging rock features, sizeable drop-offs, boulder fields and rock slabs – with no ‘chicken run’ by-passes. You’ll need plenty of skill, a high-end machine, and helmet, gloves, elbow and knee protection for this route.
Orange Bike Park
Orange: Extreme - 2.3 miles / 3.6 km
Berms and big air.More information...
You can freewheel all the way down, swooping round the berms, but you can also get some big air on the jumps. The well-sealed singletrack makes this a great place to practice your skills, but the bike park isn’t recommended for young children.
You don’t have to ride a bike to enjoy Laggan: the route to Dun da Lamh hill fort (see walk tab) makes a great walk as well as a cycle ride. It’s one of the best-preserved hill forts in the Highlands, with impressive walls and superb views of the countryside around.
Working in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland, local community group Laggan Forest Trust has developed a number of other trails to explore in the forest.
Come and try the semi-permanent orienteering easy, medium, medium+ and hard courses. If you would like to test your speed on a course using your mobile, download The iOrienteering App. On the app you can scan the course QR code and off you go - scanning each control as you find it. When you finish, use the app to download your results. The hard course includes the moorland until Easter.
Fun courses for adventurous toddlers to 8 year olds. The current theme is 'What did the teddy bears have on their picnic?'. Follow the string to find all the pictures on the map and win prizes.
The café is open for all the maps from Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm. If you are going during the week, call 01528 544366 to make sure someone is in the office to sell you a map. From November, the café will be open from Friday to Monday 11am – 4pm.
For more information visit the Trust's website or call 01528 544366. We look forward to seeing you.
Laggan makes a great base for exploring the beautiful countryside around. There are high, rounded hills, remote glens and a superb range of wildlife. Laggan Community web has details of things to do and places to stay.
How to get here
Laggan Wolftrax is on the A86 between Spean Bridge and Newtonmore, about 1 ¾ miles (2.8 km) west of Laggan village. It is well signposted. The car park is at grid reference NN 593 922.
PH20 1BU is the nearest postcode.
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