Tibradden Wood (Pine Forest)
Tibradden or Teach Bruadain (the house of Bruadain) lies between Cruagh and Kilmashogue mountains. It is a beautiful wood with a mixture of Scots pine (some dating back to 1910 hence the other name Pine Forest), Japanese larch, European larch, Sitka spruce, oak and beech. The southern slopes of the site are strewn with granite boulders and gives it that wild appearance.
At the highest point on Tibradden the site has a great archaeological feature, an open cairn and kist burial site, a great place for a breather and to take in the fantastic views. The site is a registered National Monument and a burial urn taken from it is housed in the National Museum in Dublin.
Things to do
Walk: There is a linear walking trail and mountain access route in the wood leading to the summit and beyond, the Dublin Mountains Way also has its route through Tibradden. The Tibradden Mountain Trail (2.4kms, 2hrs, moderate) is a gentle stroll through the forest and then a hike up the mountain up to the cairn at the summit, have a sit down here for a well earned rest and take in the views
ZipIt: Zipit Forest Adventures offers up to 4 hours of tree-top, fun-filled, thrilling experiences in a healthy, outdoor setting for adults and children from age 7. Climb poles and climbing walls, swing into cargo nets, balance on a rope bridge, hurtle down a zipwire, even ride a BMX across a treetop bridge! From beginners to adrenaline junkies, we show you how to make your day a fun experience - push yourself that little bit further with guidance and encouragement from our instructors, knowing that you are secure in your harness.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
The Tibradden Cairn that has views of Dublin not to be missed.
Visitors Facilities on site
Car park opens at 7am (April to September) and 8am (October to March)
Car park closes at 9pm (April to September) and 5pm (October to March)