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Killykeen Forest Park
Cavan Town, Co. Cavan
Free to visit
Family friendly
Free car parking
Dog friendly
Hidden gem
Killykeen Forest Park is a picturesque forest park wrapped around the idyllic Lough Oughter lake system and boasting a network of charming woodland walking routes.

Revel in County Cavan’s famed lakeland scenery on a 3km forest loop by tranquil Lough Oughter. Nestled between Killeshandra and Cavan Town, the Killykeen Forest Park Nature Trail is an easy, family-friendly route and takes one hour to complete.

Following lush forest paths, you’ll spot tree species like Norway and Sitka Spruce, Ash, Oak and Beech and of course, stunning lakeshore views.

In addition to Killykeen Forest Park’s multi-access walking trails and paths, you’ll also find convenient picnic areas, a swimming area and a family cycle trail too.

Trail details

Easy trail
Loop trail
    Time:1 hour
Why we like it
  •  One of County Cavan’s most beautiful spots, Killykeen also hosts a 12km off-road cycle and walking trail between the forest park and nearby Killeshandra. 
Contact details
Killykeen Forest Park ,Killykeen,Co Cavan,Republic of Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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