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Ballyhoura Mountrussel Loop
Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick
Family friendly
Free to visit
Paid car parking
The Mountrussel Loop is one of five loops in the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre.

The Mountrussel Loop is a more technical and physically demanding version of the Greenwood Loop and follows this as far as Waypoint 1, from where the trails become a bit more technical, narrower, rockier and steeper with more climbing and more descending.

The Mountrussel Loop is one of five loops in the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre.

Trail Start/Finish Point: Car Park

Length: 17km

Time : 2 hrs

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult

Trail Waymarking Colour: Brown

The Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails are the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland and provides many options for off-road cycling in the mountains. Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty single track with loads of ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits. The trails range from a moderate 6 kilometre Greenwood loop to the demanding Castlepook loop, over 50 kilometres in length!

The trails are laid out as ‘stacked loops’ - this means that each loop leads onto the next and rejoins it on the way back. The loops are waymarked in one direction – just pick the colour of the loop.

The trail system, designed by one of the world leaders in the sport, is a challenging, one-way system constructed to give a challenging and rewarding ride.

Trail details

Mountain Biking Trail
Ballyhoura Greenwood Forest
Dogs allowed:
    Time:2 hours
    Nearest town start:Ardpatrick
    Nearest town finish:Ardpatrick
    Start point:Glenosheen Car Park
    Finish point:Glenosheen Car Park
    Facilities:In Ardpatrick: Pub, coffee shop
    At trailhead: Car parking, toilets, showers, bike wash, snacks, tea, coffee
Contact details
Co Limerick
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