2010-10-07

Pitfichie Forest

Distance: 17.4km TRL GPX
Physical: Technical:  Fun:




This Pitfichie Forest route takes in the three main hills in the forest. A climb from the car park to the main forest road acts as a short, sharp warm-up. Once on the main forest road you duck left into the forest to begin the climb up to Green Hill. This climb starts off on some decent singletrack which is steep, but reasonably easy. Once the climb leaves the tree line the technical, loose and steep climb to the top of Green Hill starts - see if you can do it in one go!

Having taken in Green Hill there is a nice rocky descent down the other side and a winding piece of singletrack which links up to Cairn William. The Cairn William climb has recently been resurfaced and is now a fun technical climbs with some pretty cool trail features to play on. From the summit of Cairn William is a really fun twisty, bermed descent.

Once at the bottom of Cairn William you have a choice of either taking a shortcut off to the left which leads back to the main forest road and back to the car park. Alternatively, you can climb to the top of Pitfichie Hill to have a go on the downhill course. The DH course starts off fairly open and fast with a few small rock drops. Once you enter the forested area the course becomes rocky and technical.

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