Forest Friendly Family Cycling Trail

Trail description

The Forest Friendly Trail is a multi-use trail designed to give every visitor an opportunity to explore Portumna Forest Park. The trail surface is designed to allow users of all abilities to access the park and combines sections of wide and smooth forest road with sections of wide timber boardwalk. Wheelchair users, kids bikes with stabilisers, family groups on foot or bike can equally enjoy this loop. The trail takes you closer to views across Lough Derg which are visible from here through the gap to your left down to the lakeshore.

The trail starts from the car-park and winds gently through a mixed plantation of Oak, Alder and Scots Pine to reach a viewing platform close to the shore. From the platform, views south towards Terryglass on the Tipperary shore extend down to the main expanse of the lake to your right.

The trail then follows a boardwalk to the duck pond. Following the edge of the pond, the trail passes some Monterey Pines and Monterey Cypress. The trail follows the edge of the pond and brings you to some fine old cypress trees. These huge trees are some of the oldest on the estate.

The forest friendly trail loops gradually around to bring you back to the car-park to where you began. 

Trail Name: Forest Friendly Family Cycling Trail
Recreation Site: Portumna Forest Park  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Time: 15mins
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 0
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:white