Red Rock Trails, Black Isle
Discover 10 miles (16 km) of trails of varying grades suitable for everyone at Red Rock Trails at Learnie Forest on the Black Isle in The Highlands. With stunning views from the mountains and green, blue and black grade trails, mountain biking has never been better on the peninsula.
North of Inverness, the Learnie Red Rock Trails offer a varied riding opportunity like no other and have features to challenge new and experienced riders.
For those with the technical skill, try the orange-graded bike park and dirt jump areas.
The Red Rock Trails at Learnie is found north of Inverness on the Black Isle peninsula.
Learnie Red Rock Trails has routes suitable for riders of all abilities. The trails start from the car park and are well signposted.
Green Trail – Green – 2 miles / 3.2 km
An easy ride on forest roads which loops back to the car park. Suitable for riders of all abilities.
Callachy Hill, Callachy Downhill, Muirhead Climb and Firth Views – Blue – 6 miles / 9.7 km
From the car park, follow the signs for the green trail and turn right onto the forest road to the Callachy Hill Climb start. Wind your way through the trees and look out for the Bronze Age burial cairn. Follow the signposts, cross the Learnie and enjoy the fabulous views.
Learnie Hill – Black – 2 miles / 3.2 km
For experienced riders only, this black- or severe-grade trail takes you over two hills that will test your technical skills.
Dirt Jump Area – Orange
The dirt jump area is beside the car park.
|Trail||Grade||Distance (Miles)||Distance (Km)|
|Callachy Hill, Callachy Downhill, Muirhead Climb and Firth Views||Blue||6||9.7|
There are no refreshment stops along the route, but a number of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs can be found in Rosemarkie and Cromarty.
Toilets are located at:
Rosemarkie and Cromarty
Cycle Hire available in:
Tourist information available at:
Rosemarkie, Cromarty and Inverness
How to get here
Red Rock Trails is located at Learnie, north of Inverness.
Take the A9 north-west from Inverness crossing Beauty Firth. After approximately 2 miles, take the right turn onto B9161 to Bogallan and Munlochy. Take the A832 east passing through Fortrose and Rosemarkie. After about 3 miles you will see the entrance to Red Rock Trails on your right.
Pay and Display parking available near to the cycle route at this location (parking charges apply):
|Red Rock Trails||Near Learnie||IV10 8SL|
National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 1 from Inverness and Rosemarkie. NCN1 passes at the rear of the Red Rock Trails (the on-road route uses a quieter road running parallel with A832). You can join the blue route on this road at the Fir Hill start.
Inverness Bike Hire
12A Church Street
Ticket To Ride – Bike Hire
Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.
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