Abriachan Trail

Abriachan Trail Detailed Information

Abriachan Forest is a stunning 530-hectare area of forest and open hill ground situated high above the banks of Loch Ness, midway between Inverness and Drumnadrochit.

Thanks to the Abriachan Forest Trust, the area now boasts 14km of managed mountain biking trails, known as the Kelpies’ Trails, named after a local mythical water horse. This rural community, comprising around 130 people, came together in 1998 to purchase the land to create local employment opportunities, improve the environment and encourage public enjoyment. Renowned trail builder Rik Allsop oversaw the design and construction of the trails, making them suitable for both newcomers and more advanced riders, with two red options available for an adrenaline-charged experience.

The centre is mainly family-friendly, aimed at converting those using the forest into mountain biking enthusiasts. Access to the trails is easy – take Abriachan Road up to the village hall, then take the left fork signposted Abriachan Forest Walks, passing Loch Laide on the left.

The car park is located 300 meters further along, giving access to the 3km green trail and the Kelpies Dare skills loop, featuring ramps and skinnies constructed from local timber. Beyond that, the 7km blue trail offers a moderately technical ride with Rivoulich bends leading into a jump park. Finally, the 4 km Red Trail contains steeper slopes, and narrow single tracks and links back into the jump park, showcasing eight table tops, bermed corners, and gap jumps, all offering amazing panoramic views over Monadh Liath hills, Affric hills, Ben Wyvis, Ben Bhraggie, and southwards towards Loch Ness. In 2008, plans for extension of the red routes and a new black route were introduced.

Pets Welcome
Wifi Available
Accessible or Level Parking
Opening Hours
Open All Year
Contact Information
Scotland , United Kingdom

Abriachan Trail Location

The address for Abriachan Trail we have is: Scotland , United Kingdom. Use the map below for a closer view.

Your Feedback & Reviews of Abriachan Trail

Lets us know what you think of Abriachan Trail and you can do that using the reviews button below.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Featured Things to See & Do

Here are the featured activities to Abriachan Trail which are also on the North Coast 500

Related Things to See & Do

Here are the related things to see and do for Abriachan Trail which are also on the North Coast 500

Brora Golf Club
Scotland , United Kingdom
Cairngorm Mountain
Scotland , United Kingdom
Clan Chisholm
Scotland , United Kingdom
Alvie Stables
A9 , Kincraig, Scotland PH21 1ND, United Kingdom
Western Isles Cruises Ltd
Scotland , United Kingdom
Minch Adventures
Scotland , United Kingdom

We're here to help you maximise your North Coast 500 experience with guides, tips, itineraries. Everything you need to know about your first or next NC500 adventure.

We have done our best to ensure that the details about Abriachan Trail are correct at the time of publishing. But do be aware that things change over time and we’re also human. We do not provide all the content in our web listings. Much of it comes from third-parties. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or misrepresentations in these listings. Please note that the information presented here is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by us.