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Devils Staircase & Ciaran

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We did this route on 27/5/2018 is perfect hot dry conditions. The climb up to the high point is a steady push and took us around 35 minutes with plenty of photo stops. The descent down river leven is fun and not too techy but still a challenge to clean - watch out for walkers! Make sure your either running tubeless (Especially if you're on an ebike) or have your tyres rock hard or drainage channels will repeatedly pinch your tyres. A fast blast to the dam is followed by singletrack that gets rockier and rockier but is 99% rideable. Good fun in the dry! We did this as a point to point so can't comment on the return leg.
medtheshed gave this trail about 1 year ago
andyduncan75 gave this trail about 5 years ago
Rode this trail yesterday, fantastic day out! The three hour guide to complete is optimistic, I'm not the most fit biker out their but even my pals who are much fitter would struggle to complete this in 3 hours. Plus we measured it as 18 miles. The decent from the top of the Devils Staircase was amazing and the smooth ride across the pipe to the Dam was a welcome break before the decent down the Ciaran path which was technical and boggy in places but good fun. The climb from Kinlochleven to the top of the devils staircase was a tough one but we were rewarded with a stunning sun set and flowing rocky trail back down to the road at the other side.
andyduncan75 commented about 5 years ago
I did part of this back in May in an attempt to complete the WHW. Found the climb up from Kinochleven an absolute killer the weather didn't help, snow, rain, sleet and wind finally put paid to our attempt and we abandoned once we got to King house hotel but the ride down the stair case was awesome! I only came off twice!! heading back next spring to try it again and complete it
trekmamba commented about 6 years ago