Moray Monster Trails

The Moray Monster Trails offer fantastic mountain bike challenges for intermediate to advanced level cyclists. Not suitable for the youngest of riders, but great for older kids and adults, if you have basic mountain bike skills you will love the blue routes. Got more skills? Don’t worry, there’s something to challenge everyone.

With breath-taking scenery and stunning surroundings, you will enjoy every second of riding the Moray Monster Trails.

Location

The Moray Monster Trails are located in Moray, between Elgin and Keith.

Let’s Pedal

The Moray Monster Trails is a group of three mountain biking parks each linked to the others. Levels of difficulty range from Blue (intermediate) to Orange (extreme). If you have basic mountain biking skills, then head out on the blue routes.

Start at the Ordiquish car park for the Blue difficulty routes. You can also access the (Black) severe Gully Monster route from here.

The Soup Dragon – Blue – 2.6 miles / 4.1 km

A fun-packed route that can be enjoyed by everyone. Yes, it starts with a climb, but it’s well worth it when coming down the other side! Hard single track and forest road sections. Continue your ride with The Haggis or Gordzilla blue trails.

Gordzilla – Blue – 3.3 miles / 5.3 km

Quite a lengthy mountain biking trail, Gordzilla will set your heart racing with its fun-filled twists and turns. Hard single track and forest road sections. Continue your ride with The Soup Dragon or The Haggis blue trails.

The Haggis – Blue – 5.5 miles / 8.8 km

Take the not-too-technical Haggis trail for fun, intermediate challenges. Hard single track and forest road sections. Continue your ride with The Soup Dragon or Gordzilla blue trails.

The Gully Monster – Black – 1.5 miles / 2.3 km

Technical and often hair-raising, the trail is for more experienced riders comfortable living life on the edge. All hard single track.

The Moray Monster Trails is managed by Scotland Forestry Commission.

Start at the Winding Walks car park for the Red and Orange difficulty routes.

The Fochabers Ring – Red – 5.0 miles / 8.0 km

Start with a tough climb of Whiteash Hill then enjoy the thrill of the fun-filled downhill on unsurfaced terrain.

Fochabers Freeride – Orange – 0.5 miles / 0.9 km

This trail is suitable for advanced riders only on quality, advanced full suspension bikes. No matter how good you are (or think you are!), everyone must walk the trail before you ride it. The first, top section includes big, technical North Shore wooden structures – please make sure you are capable of this style of riding: most cyclists are not. The second section is full of big earth features, drops and jumps. After completing the second section, rejoin the Fochabers Ring (red trail) to return to the car park.

Route Distance

RouteColourDifficultyDistance (Miles)Distance (Km)
The Soup DragonBlueIntermediate2.64.2
GordzillaBlueIntermediate3.35.3
The HaggisBlueIntermediate5.58.8
The Dragon’s
Tail
BlueIntermediate1.21.9
Fochabers RingRedHard58
The Gully MonsterBlackSevere1.52.4
Fochabers FreerideOrangeExtreme0.50.9

Refreshments

Refreshment stops available at:

Fochabers

Public houses can be found in:

Fochabers

Facilities

Toilets are located at:

Fochabers

Cycle Hire available at:

Lossiemouth

Tourist information available at:

Not available.

How to get here

By Car

The Moray Monster Trails are located at Fochabers on the A96 between Elgin and Keith.

Car Parking

Pay and Display parking available near the trail at these locations:

Car ParkLocationPostcode
OrdiequishNear FochabersIV32 7PE
Winding WalksNear FochabersIV32 7PG

By Cycle

The nearest National Cycle Network (NCN) route is NCN 1 from Elgin to Portgordon. From either town, head toward Upper Dallachy then to Fochabers on the B9104.

By Train

Elgin or Keith.

Summary

  • Distance (miles): 2.5 - 8
  • Distance (km): 4 - 12.9
  • Start: Fochabers
  • Finish: Craigellachie
  • Type: Forest Trails
  • Surface: Gravel, earth
  • Sat Nav: IV32 7PE (Ordiequish)
  • Sat Nav: IV32 7PG (Winding Walks)
Fochabers
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few clouds
humidity: 92%
wind: 2m/s SSE
H -1 • L -4
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Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Features

  • Car Park
  • Free Entry
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Cycle Hire
  • Tourist Information

Cycle Hire

Outfit Moray & Bike Revolution

Shore Street
Lossiemouth
IV31 6PB

Approx. 15 miles from Ordiequish and Winding Walks car parks.

Opening Times

Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.

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Disclaimer

The information provided on this page is believed to be correct and is given in good faith. Please be aware that it may have changed since our research. Use of the information on this page is at your risk, we cannot accept any liability for any problems or incidents arising. The maps are based on the postcodes of the centres. The postcode provided for Sat Nav is the nearest postcode to the start of the trail or car park and is therefore not 100% accurate to the entrance of the location. Postcodes are provided as a guide only. We recommend that you confirm the location and other details before travelling.

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