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.
The green and red routes are now open, but both have some restrictions. Be aware that there may be timber wagons operating in the area and observe all safety signage.
The Laggan Wolftrax Centre is newly opened 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 10am to 5pm every day, and the centre is open from 9am to 5pm every day.
Car parking charges
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.
Dun da Lamh Trail
Walk to a view fit for a Pictish king.
Please note, there are timber lorries working in this area. Observe all signage.
Dry, gentle, uphill forestry road with a slightly steeper track near the top. Care needed round the fort.
6 ¼ miles / 10.0 km Allow 2½ hours
Dun da Lamh – the fort of the hand – crowns Black Craig, the hill on the other side of the glen. The trail follows forest road, winding upwards until you’re close to the hill fort, then it’s a narrow natural trail. It’s uphill all the way, but the view from the top is worth it.
Mountain biking trails
Green: Easy - 3.0 miles / 4.8 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.
Red: Difficult - 9.5 miles / 15.2 km
An enjoyable challenge in Laggan’s rocky forest. Please note the lower part of the Red trail has re-opened except from the boardwalk down.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. Near the bottom, the Wolf Run is a fun 300 yards of timber boardwalk through the trees.
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 (currently closed, 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 easy, medium and hard semi-permanent orienteering courses. Buy your map (£3) at the Laggan Wolftrax Centre café or the Laggan Forest Trust office. These courses will be in the forest until the middle of June then will extend on to the moorland. During school breaks we set up an orienteering String Course suitable for adventurous toddlers to around 8 year olds.
For more information visit the Trust's website or call Joanna on 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
Buses between Spean Bridge and Newtonmore pass Laggan Wolftrax, but may not be able to carry mountain bikes. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
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