Kirroughtree Full Red and Black XC
A combination of the fun flowy Red and rockier, more technical Black routes at Kirroughtree
Mountain Biking Severe
- 32 km
- 762 m
- 762 m
- 2-3 hrs
- Low Point
- 22 m
- High Point
- 240 m
Kirroughtree is a long way from anywhere, which gives this area such a unique, wild feel. While it’s a mission getting here, it’s a good job the trails won’t disappoint. The Red is flowy and fast with challenges to keep you on your toes. It’s more natural and rougher than most reds and combining it with the Black provides a full day out that you’ll want to ride again (when your legs recover!).
The so-called McMoab section is probably the most iconic feature in the 7stanes. McMoab is a large area of rock slabs made up of super grippy granite, which, like it’s Utah cousin, has arrows marked on it to take you on a balance and skill session to test those handling skills. It ends with a steep chute to further test the nerve. Well-worth a detour to try and finish it without dabbing!
Back on the Black, the classic riding is wet, loose, and slippery for the rest of the trail. Get it on a dry day and the riding becomes super fast and loose, but that’s unusual!
To ride both the Red and Black trails is a tough day out here—the singletrack trails are relentless in their challenge, but it's well worth the effort. Finish with some excellent cake at the café or stay in the area to explore the huge wild area around Galloway forest.
Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.
Best time to visit
- Wet-weather friendly
- Rock Slabs
- Rock Gardens