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Ten magic miles of thrilling trails, just half an hour from Inverness

Learnie Red Rocks

Dive into Learnie Red Rocks

These purpose built mountain bike trails are fantastic fun for all levels, but especially good for novice and intermediate riders. You can mix the green, blue, and black graded trails with forest roads and an orange-graded bike park and dirt jump area to make a full day in the saddle. If you've time to look beyond your front wheel, you'll enjoy some great views too.

Plan your route before you go with the Learnie trail map.

Please note, timber lorries are working in this area.


Parking (charge) Walking Mountain biking Horse riding

Find facilities nearby

The nearest toilets and places to eat are in Cromarty and Rosemarkie. You'll find bike shops in Inverness, Strathpeffer and Dingwall.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


There's more to Learnie...

Learnie lies on a divide between two different types of rock, making it a fascinating place for geologists. It’s also got some splendid views over the Moray Firth and Ben Wyvis. You don't have to ride the divide, you can walk it on a network of forest roads. Just watch out for bikes!

On yer bike!

The great beauty of Learnie is that you can create the perfect route to suit your abilities and mood by mixing easy forest road with thrilling singletrack. If you want to develop your confidence or brush up your skills, there's a great dirt jump area right beside the car park.

Stay safe

Mountain biking is a potentially hazardous activity with a significant risk attached. Always make sure you are suitably trained and equipped for the trails you chose. Read about our mountain bike trail grades.

Contact: Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District

Address: Tower Road, Smithton, Inverness

Postcode: IV2 7NL

Telephone: 0300 067 6100

Email: invernessrossskye@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

From Rosemarkie on the Black Isle follow the A832 towards Cromarty. About 3 miles (4.8 km) after Rosemarkie you'll see the car park on your right, at grid reference NH 749 612.

Using SatNav?

IV10 8SL is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses run between Rosemarkie and Cromarty. You'll find timetables at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

There are mountain bike trails nearby at Golspie and Balblair, as well as many other mountain biking trails in Scotland.

Check out Scotland Mountain Bike for reviews of Learnie and other nearby places.


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