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Ballyhoura Trail Center

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This is the largest trail center in Ireland. There a number of loops of different length available, longest 50 km, shortest 6 km. Difficulty: easy to moderate XC, with two optional DH sections T1, T2.

The trail centre has showers, bike wash, bike hire.

Both XC and Enduro races are held at this centre, the latter following natural trails rather than the built XC routes.

Car park opens: 8am

Car park closes: 9pm (Mon-Fri) 8pm (Sat-Sun).

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Recommended Routes in Ballyhoura Trail Center - 1

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Favorite You can't begin to comprehend how lusciously green some of the forested areas are at Ballyhoura.
Intermediate

Ballyhoura Tech Trail Highlights

24.5 mi 39.4 km 2,524' Up 769.21 m Up 2,515' Down 766.42 m Down

Kilmallock, IE

Ballyhoura Trail Center Biking

  • 122 Miles 197 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Ballyhoura Trail Center - 8

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2.1 mi 3.3 km #1Tech Loop 1
Difficult
Kilmallock, IE
Difficult
Kilmallock, IE
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Tech Loop 2
Difficult
Ráth Luirc, IE
Difficult
Ráth Luirc, IE
31.4 mi 50.6 km #3Castlepook Loop (Red Loop)
Intermediate/Difficult
Kilmallock, IE
Intermediate/Difficult
Kilmallock, IE
22.0 mi 35.4 km #4Garrane Loop (White Loop)
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
10.9 mi 17.6 km #5Mountrussell Loop (Brown Loop)
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
0.7 mi 1.2 km #6Skills Training Loop
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
25.6 mi 41.2 km #7Streamhill Loop (Blue Loop)
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
3.8 mi 6.1 km #8Greenwood Loop (Green Loop)
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE
Intermediate
Kilmallock, IE

Photos of Ballyhoura Trail Center - 6

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You can't begin to comprehend how lusciously green some of the forested areas are at Ballyhoura.
Aug 17, 2017 near Kilmallock, IE
Lots of boardwalk protects the sensitive Ballyhoura Forest floor
Aug 17, 2017 near Kilmallock, IE
Final hairpin on the Ballyhoura green loop, T1 T2
Apr 7, 2015 near Kilmallock, IE
Turnoff for the Tech 1 trail—looks innocuous enough, right?
Aug 17, 2017 near Kilmallock, IE
The takeoff for one of the jumps on Tech Loop 1
Aug 17, 2017 near Kilmallock, IE
Ballyhoura is an actively managed forest, so you'll traverse both logged and regenerating areas. The logged areas offer spectacular views of the Irish countryside.
Aug 17, 2017 near Kilmallock, IE