Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden. The time was now, I could hear the Cuillin calling. Mount Keen … Left Invermark in decent weather and found ourselves at the Queens well in next to no time, and seen the path climbing up and realised it was going to be no easy task cycling up it. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Like the the longer Glen Tanar route that heads in from the north, most of the way is on fine estate tracks with well maintained paths higher up. The descent, at full pelt on a modern bike, is alarmingly quick. From the exhilaration of your first trail ride to the epic challenges of Enduro World Series races, Liv’s mountain bike line has you covered for maximum rad. This hike primary trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 0 m black diamond climb. Family walks work well here, with pebble beaches on the river perfect for picnics and keeping kids happy. So I reckon ok to travel for a walk/cycle of Mount Keen. I would agree, the Glen Clova, Loch Muick, Capel Mounth ride is a lot bigger bang for the buck in terms of effort vs fun. This is the first time I have seen these features. Without wanting to state the obvious it goes pretty high so particularly in December you’ll need to keep an eye on the weather, and get an earlyish start for the light. Season 1 For trips starting between (and inclusive of) 08 Apr to 21 Apr, 03 May to 26 Jun, and 02 Sep to 30 Oct: £1,195 per person. Can share the route on Garmin or Strava. Thanks for the advice folks. From forest tracks along the meandering Water of Tanar, to climbing, single-track trails across heathery moors, a walk in Glen Tanar is good for the soul. 1 mile. You can’t ride to the actual summit, because it is a rocky tor and strewn with boulders, final 50m are most definitely a carry. For the avoidance of doubt, as I didn’t intend for this to become a Covid debate…we’ll follow any restrictions guidance! There you go, I just drew it on Strava routes, have included the descent Master Blaster at Aboyne for you too as this should not be missed. High on our "things to do" list has always been a ride enticingly entitled "Mount Keen by the Fungal Road". Austin Horse, a New York bike messenger, climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest, achieving the feat – known as ‘Everesting’ – in which he climbed the same vertical distance of 29,029 feet as the world’s tallest mountain. Demon Enduro Mountain Bike Knee Pads|BMX Knee Guards|Snowboard Knee Pads- Ultralight Edition (Comes as a Pair) 4.3 out of 5 stars 463. KEEN is committed to sustainable style and comfort that can't be beat. Fraser. Can be pretty boggy at times but was frozen the day i was up. https://www.strava.com/activities/4309298323. ... More Stats for Mount Keen mountain bike route. This beginner-friendly mountain lets families hit the slopes without leaving the tri-state area. You haven't climbed Mount Keen yet. The intended direction a trail should be ridden. 856 ft. Grade max-66.2%. But a 5-6 hr round trip driving and a similar cycle time means that at somepoint non local services to them will be used. Glen Tanar to Mount Keen hike, mountain bike. Took me less than 2.5hrs, Would have been a lot faster with a rear tyre, I ripped a sidewall about 100m into the descent and rode the rest of the way down on the rim. 852 ft. Altitude start. Don't forget to take enough food. It’s not especially difficult, but given you’re unlikely to be allowed to ride it before the start of December that’s probably a good thing as conditions up the top of the better rides in the area like Beinn a Bhuird or Lochnagar will be bad at that time of year. Took us just over 4 hours riding time on Sunday. Grade min. 5 miles. I think many would consider that a poor ratio, but, despite the heinous arm pump I’d got by the bottom, it really was a great descent. Planning on doing it before the end of the year, so it doesn’t have to be the longest/most epic route with add ons…just to be up and down in a day would be great at this time of year. Mount Keen is a 939 m (3,081 feet) high mountain in Scotland and the most easterly Munro. Fraser. Having read about the possibility of cycling to the top of Mount Keen and with Dougie having bought himself a new bike, we headed up to Invermark to takle the hill. Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Then, with the Knowe of Crippley to your left and Mount Keen to your right, bear right at a fork for the final section to the trig point. Thanks all, hugely appreciated. the only munro in Scotland [Reply] 6 0. Another option if you’re in the area and don’t fancy the drive to the Glen Tanar side would be to head up to Glen Clova and do the Capel Mounth loop, making sure you find a GPX that drops down via this descent-, https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=326935&y=781507&z=120&sv=326935,781507&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=556&ax=326935&ay=781507&lm=0. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. So the bike ride from Glen Esk, in Angus, to the top of Mount Keen and back is around 10 miles.