Ballyhoura Trail Centre has the largest mountain bike trail network of its kind in Ireland and provides many options for off-road cycling. Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty singletrack with loads of ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits. The trails range from the moderate 6 kilometre Greenwood loop to the demanding Castlepook loop, over 50 kilometres in length! Tough forest road climbs are rewarded with sweeping fast descents guaranteed to leave you smiling! The trail system, designed by Dafydd Davis, one of the world leaders in the sport, is an exciting network constructed to give a challenging and rewarding ride. Each of the loops here presents riders with a combination of narrow singletrack and boardwalk sections and also has sections of forest road climbs over short and long distances. For the walker there are a range of waymaked trails that allow you to explore the hills, valleys, glens of the Ballyhouras. Enjoy!

Car Parking
(€5 fee in coins on entry)
Park opening / closing hours
08.00 – 22.00 sharp (Jan-Dec)

The Trail Centre is located in the Ballyhoura mountains that covers south Limerick and north Cork. They are accessed from a trailhead near Ardpatrick in County Limerick.

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Visitors Facilities on site


Bike Hire




Forest Park

Mountain Biking


Picnic site



Walking trails

Watchable Wildlife

Bike Hire on site, contact  Trailriders

Showers (€2)


Mountain Biking Map

Walking Trail Map