Dumfries Cycling

Shaun Harper

The Phoenix Trail, Red Route

Distance 11 miles

Mabie has a little bit of everything. Flowy single track, rooty natural sections, berms, chutes and drop offs. It's a short course around 11 miles long but it's an extremely fun packed 11 miles. It's technically fairly easy, but the harder you go, the harder it gets - so if you're into big speed - Mabie can be adrenaline pumping fun. Mabie is brilliant fun in all weather conditions. If you're from Dumfries, it's only a 5 mile cycle on a flat(ish) road warm up before you begin. I’ve been riding this trail for many years, long before it was trail centered. And I have to say, it's still my favorite trail - and what a bonus - it's only 5 miles from my door!

If you're new into mountain biking and looking to do red routes, this is a good one to start with and it's hard tail friendly.

Rating 9/10

Me doing the first Mabie Black Section

Photo's below provided by Kev 'The Mabie Warrior'.

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Dumfries Cycling