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Ticknock - Mountain Bike Trail


Trail Overview Details

Grade: Difficult Severe
Format: Circular
Trail Quality: ***
 
County: Dublin
Category: Off-Road Cycling Trails
Type: Coillte Recreation Trails
Length (Kms): 8.00
Climb (m): 220
Estimated time: 1hr
Dogs Allowed: No

Description of Trail

This is a challenging, rocky, technical trail throughout which is quite exposed on the upper slopes and can be very windy.  Forest road climbs lead into singletrack, varying from fast, open and flowing to twisty, technical rocky sections with loads of ups and downs, big descents and berm turns.  This technical trail tests all a rider's skills and abilities and is not for novices. Singletrack sections are narrow, sometimes steep with variable surfaces, including rocks, mud, roots, loose stones and gravel and may become slippery when wet. The views are spectacular over Dublin City and Bay and the Wicklow Mountains.

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This is a challenging, rocky, technical trail throughout.  Forest road climbs lead you into singletrack, varying from fast, open and flowing to twisty, technical rocky sections with loads of ups and downs, big descents and berm turns.  This technical trail tests all a rider's skills and abilities - not for novices.
Roughly 4km of the waymarked loop is singletrack and these sections are narrow, sometimes steep trails of not more than 1m in width with variable surfaces, including rocks, mud, roots, loose stones and gravel and they may become slippery in wet weather.  The single track also crosses walking trails at a number of points so take care, caution walkers.  The remaining 4km of the waymarked loop are forest roads and you should expect to encounter vehicles and other forest users at any time on these parts of the loop.
The trail is quite exposed on the upper slpes and can be very windy in poor weather.  Please ensure your bike is in good working order and that you have an appropriate fitness and skill level to undertake these trails.  All riders should be appropriately dressed and wear a helmet at all times. 

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