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 our trail map to plan your rides.
Laggan Forest Trust are providing bike hire and an uplift service over the summer period. Call 01528 544366 for details or visit their website.
Toilets and coin operated showers are available onsite. You can buy hot and cold drinks, snacks, midge repellent and inner tubes from the Laggan Forest Trust office at Wolftrax. There is also a small shop nearby.
There are also public toilets and lots of places to eat nearby in Newtonmore, about 8 ½ miles (13.6 km) away.
Please note that we do not allow camping in the recreational areas of this site. For more information, get in touch with our district office.
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
Moderate - 2.3 miles / 3.6 km -
Walk to a view fit for a Pictish king.
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.
Dry, gentle, uphill forestry road with a slightly steeper track near the top. Care needed round the fort.
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.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 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.
A new addition in the summer of 2014 is a set of semi-permanent orienteering courses, located in the woodland around the Wolftrax car park. Courses range from all abilities and easy for beginners to hard for experienced orienteers.
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.
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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.