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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +621/ -475 ft
Total: 24 riders

Mountain Biking Ballinastoe

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#3 of 17 mountain bike trails in Ireland
#4,105 in the world

One of the few approved trails for mountain bike use in all of Ireland. A
blend of fire road climbs, totaling 900 feet of ascent, followed by long
singletrack descents, which account for about 60% of the distance. On the
western slope of the Wicklow mountains, you will pass through thick old
growth forests and see valleys of farms. You may even pass near herds of
sheep. The singletrack and view are worth a visit. The trails wind quickly
and are speckled with smooth stones but they hardly rise above the dirt
surface. It is Ireland so bring a something waterproof. You can find a trail
map here: http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie/index.php?

First added by Jeff Collier on Aug 19, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Less than 30 minutes south of Dublin down the N11/M11. Take Route 755
southwest from Bray. Here is the specific Google Map location:
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  • stefan meehan

    really fun flowy with a little bit of tech

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  • EugeneC

    Really fun rolling trail great for a day out with a beginner group, as I didn't come across anything scary as a MTB first timer. The scenery is some of the best in the counrey

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  • belinda123

    Just a fun trail good climbs, nothing too technical. Good spot to train in a short period of time. Great bike rental provided and can buy snacks and drinks if your are too hungover to get it together in the morning! Had a blast then off to Wicklow gap for stunning drive and Glendalough for a bite and a pint.

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  • belinda123

    Close to Dublin in beautiful Wicklow mountains. Short but fun tracts people usually do 2 or more laps. Def. worth the drive!

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