Derroura Mountain Bike Trail

Trail description

This trail offers miles and miles of singletrack in the most spectacular setting imaginable with outstanding views of mountains, lakes and forests all combined with big climbs and big descents. It is a circular waymarked loop of around 16km with a little over 13km on singletrack; much of it over high ground and it is not for the faint hearted. This trail takes you in to some very remote places that are exposed to the full force of the weather and conditions can change in a few minutes so be prepared for anything!

Parts of the trail are technical, steep and rocky and you need to know how to handle a bike over all kinds of terrain including exposed rock slabs, boulders, mud, roots, loose gravel and even elevated timber boardwalks. Whilst some of the climbs feel like they go on forever, then again, so do the descents!

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

Please ensure that both you and your bike are in good working order and always carry spare warm clothing, water and food. Always wear a helmet and be prepared for any eventuality. Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to get back. Always ride within your abilities and take care.

Please note that there is a re-route in place on the MTB trail removing a section of timber boardwalk from the loop. Please follow the diversion signs along the trail.

There are other sections of timber boardwalk along the loop which can be slippy during wet weather and care should be taken when crossing these sections. Maintenance works are being carried out over the coming months to provide a non-slip surface on the boardwalk sections. In the meantime, please exercise caution on your visit.


Trail Name: Derroura Mountain Bike Trail
Recreation Site: Derroura Mountain Bike Trail  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Time: 1.5 - 3
Degree of Difficulty: Severe   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 350
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:red