Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail

Trail description

If you like funky fun singletrack trails, then you came to the right place. Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty singletrack with loads of ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits. This 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 14km in length.

The waymarked loop includes long climbs and descents over a wide variety of sometimes difficult terrain on trails that are only suitable for mountain bikes i.e. bikes with 26inch wheels, knobbly tyres and flat handlebars.

Roughly 9km of the waymarked loop is singletrack and these sections are narrow, sometimes steep trails of not more than 1m in width.  On these sections, you will also experience variable surfaces including rocks, mud, roots, loose stones and gravel and they may become slippery in wet weather.

The remaining 5km of the waymarked loop are forest roads, which are wide gravel roads and tracks with variable surfaces including loose gravel and pot holes. You should expect to encounter vehicles at any time on these parts of the loop.

The waymarked loop accesses high and sometimes exposed ground in remote situations and both bike and rider should be prepared for any eventuality. Please ensure that your bike is in good working order and that you have an appropriate fitness and skill level to undertake these trails.

Trail Name: Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail
Recreation Site: Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:13.7 km
Time: 2 hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Difficult   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 270
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:red