Streamhill Loop - Limerick
The Streamhill Loop provides an initial detour from the Garrane Loop giving a longer ride before rejoining to climb higher into the mountains. It detours again from the Garrane Loop higher up and starts some of the most demanding of the trails here with fast descents and longer climbs.
This is a big ride in a remote area with some long steep climbs and technical singletrack descents with numerous features such as tight turns, small rock steps, steep sections and exposed roots and includes some of the most technical riding in the Ballyhouras. Trail surfaces vary considerably and can include loose gravel, rocks, mud and water with encroaching vegetation, trees and boulders. The highest point of this Loop is at 400m and can be exposed to bad weather, particularly high winds so be properly prepared.
Follow the blue waymarkers all the way. This loop gives access to the longest loop of the Ballyhouras (Castlepook Loop) at Waypoint 7. This Loop alone is a long and demanding ride and make sure that both you and your bike are well prepared. Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to get back and always ride within your limits. Take care and have a great ride!!
|Trail Name:||Streamhill Loop - Limerick|
|Recreation Site:||Ballyhoura Trail Centre - MTB [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Car Park|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Severe View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)|
|Finish Point:||Car Park|
|Trail Way marking:||blue|