Rinmaher Mountain Biking Trail
The Rinmaher trail is one of the 2 long waymarked loops in the Park. It begins along a two-way section of trail from the car-park and overlaps with the Woodland trail here. You will experience the full diversity of wildlife in the Park on this trail and have good views along the lakeshore near Rinmaher point. This loop is mainly on singletrack (narrow trails) and is suitable for those looking for a longer walk or more challenging cycle. On this trail as with the others in the Park, cyclists give way to walkers when they meet. The compliment is usually returned by walkers allowing cyclists to pass by.
You will approach some large fences on this route and these have been erected to keep deer to the larger section of the park and allow them to roam more freely, while protecting the newly planted trees within the fence. This large area is where Coillte are converting the older conifer plantations to mixed broadleaf stands under the Native Woodland Scheme. Indeed all of the seed used to replant this area comes from native species such as oak, ash and alder. Use the deer gates to pass through the fencelines.
Along by Rinmaher point, you will pass through native birch stands which have withstood exposure along the lakeshore over the years. This area gives a very pleasant dappled effect to the views south towards Terryglass and east towards Portumna bridge.
Watch out for the signal signs along the way giving you more information about local features of fauna and flora in the Park.
|Trail Name:||Rinmaher Mountain Biking Trail|
|Recreation Site:||Portumna Forest Park [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Car Park|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Moderate View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)|
|Finish Point:||Car Park|
|Trail Way marking:||green|