Streamhill Loop - Cork

Trail description

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Important Notice

Due to construction works on the Castlepook wind farm in the Ballyhouras from Monday 25th April 2016 to Autumn 2017 and in the interest of public safety, a section of the Blue MTB trail from post 50 will be unavailable for the duration of the project. Click here for specific map details.  For further information and updates, check www.castlepookwindfarm.ieThanking you in advance for your co-operation.

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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 - Cork
Recreation Site:   [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:41kms
Time: 5hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Severe   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 830
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:blue