Ticknock Mountain Bike Trails


Ticknock is located in the Dublin Mountains, only a half hour 44B bus or car journey's time from the centre of Dublin; 3 km south west of Sandyford.

Site Description

Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail is a network of purpose-built singletrack trails and forest roads that are designated for use by mountain bikes on a waymarked circular route of 8km in length.  The trails take the rider through beautiful forest adn heathland with fantastic views over Dublin City and Bay adn the Wicklow Mountains beyond.  Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty singletrack with loads of fast descents, ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits, guaranteed to leave you smiling!  The trails are waymarked in one direction, please follow the red arrows.

The entrance to the property, at 270 meters above sea level, leads to the summit of the Three Rock Mountain (444 meters above sea level). The three large rock formations are the result of weathering and together with picturesque views over the Wicklow mountains and the coast create a very popular tourist destination. In the area, there is also a Two Rock Mountain (536 meters above the sea level) with romantic ruins of the Fairy Castle.  This is a popular forest recreation area for walkers and orienteering - please show consideration for all forest users.

Ticknock Mountain Bike Trails Features

Archaeological, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Picnic Site, Walking Trails, Bike Hire,

How do I get there?

From the city centre, head for Marlay Park via Rathfarnham. Passing the main entrance to the Park on your right, turn right at St.Enda's GAA Club and, following the road around the edge of the Park, turn left at the Taylor's Grange junction onto the R113. Take the second turn on the right and this will bring you to the entrance to Tiknock forest. 

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No of car spaces:Please use the car park facilties provided and do not block local resident's access along the public road.
Car park closes:16:00 Nov-March; 20:00 April-Oct
Parking fee price:FOC
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Contact Info

Contact name:Jesper Petersen
Contact email:jesper.petersen@coillte.ie