Mabie Overview

Mabie Forest, the original mountain biking venue in the south west of Scotland.

Mabie lies just a few miles south of Dumfries and caters for beginners right through to the most expert of riders.

The Trails

Mabie forest is strikingly beautiful and has something for everyone!


A skills area with different-graded trails gives a taste of Mabie riding for those new to the area or looing to move up a trail grade. It also includes a fantastic 300m freeride line with plenty of sections for you to practise your jumping technique.

Choose your trail from:

The green-graded Big Views and the blue-graded Woodhead loop

A great introduction to mountain biking and Mabie's striking surroundings.

The red-graded Phoenix Trail

A classic mountain bike route - great riding through mixed woodland and wonderful scenery.

Turn to the Dark Side

An orange bike park-graded trail. Mostly on narrow elevated wooden "North Shore" sections and spiced with outcrops of granite, it is firmly for the experts.  The main hill has been permanently closed.  Vaders Lair (qualifier) & the racetrack are due to be upgraded 2014/15.

The Trails understanding trail grades


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Refreshments available at Mabie House Hotel.


  1. Car parking is available at the trail head and costs £3 per day.


Toilet facilities are on site, near the trail head.

Bike Hire

Gorsebank Bike Hire, Dalbeattie (15 miles away)
(Open 7 days a week)

01556 610174 or 07814 501214 pre-booking advisable


Trail Conditions

Current at 1st Oct 2015

Trails: All open except from Mon 12th - Fri 16th Oct, Descender Bender on Red graded Phoenix Trail will be closed for forestry operations.  A diversion via the Elevator and the Blue trail to rejoin the Red Trail at Stans Pond will be signed.


Two sections of single track on the Darkside trail are closed: 'Vaders Lair' and 'The Race Track' .


Conditions: Good.


Diversions: see above.  


More Info:  Contact the district office by email on dumfries&

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