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Wildcat Trail Loop

Cairngorms National Park

An moderate XC loop around the Highland villages and shooting estates of Kingussie & Newtonmore.

Mountain Biking Moderate

30 km
440 m
439 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
223 m
High Point
360 m
Wildcat Trail Loop Map

This is a popular mountain biking route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's not remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done all year round. From a low point of 223 m to the maximum altitude of 360 m, the route covers 30 km, 440 vertical metres of ascent and 439 vertical metres of descent.


Ride this all weather route clockwise, never too far from civilisation but with a true highland feel. At perfect bad weather half day ride.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Road sections
  • Wet-weather friendly
  • Roots