Greenwood Loop - Cork

Trail description

This is the first of five loops in the trail system in the Ballyhouras and is called the Green Wood loop. This trail takes you through the lush hillsides underneath Seefin Mountain and Black Rock and is used as the outward and inward legs for the rest of the trails also.

This loop is the perfect introduction to mountain biking with easy climbs and fun singletrack descents and is the shortest of all the loops giving a great flavour of the Ballyhoura Trails. It is essentially one gradual climb followed by one long descent with all but 1.5 km of the loop on narrow, twisty singletrack trails. The singletrack trails are quite technical in places and feature some elevated timber boardwalk sections with exposed edges and some of the trails can be quite slippery in wet weather.  The singletrack trails are all very narrow (not more then 1m wide) and have very variable surfaces including, loose rocks and gravel, mud, water and protruding roots. There are also likely to be encroaching vegetation and trees throughout.

Follow the green waymarkers all the way and make sure that both you and your bike are in good condition and be prepared for emergencies. Always tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to get back and ride well within your limits.

Have fun!

Trail Name: Greenwood Loop - Cork
Recreation Site:   [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:Car Park
Time: 45mins
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 110
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: 6kms
Trail Way marking:green