Explore the most popular trails in Ballycroy National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Letterkeen Loop

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

This, the Bangor loop and nephin beg are basically the same thing. The start is really messy from the car park... once you get over the bridge the whole thing just stops, which is confusing but I guess that part is more for people in cars that don't want to walk to far. it's a lonely place so you would need a few people with you as there's no phone signal through most of it. Don't go over the wooden bridge on a mountain bike unless you want to hike-a-bike.... You're better off going out the car park and up the logging road.

on Nephin Beg

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

It's remote. I know they say "lightly trafficked" but you'd want to be a serious hiker to be out there on your own. And the tags suggest it's for mountain biking but for that you'd need to go back out the car park and head up the logging road because the other way isn't even an actual trail... it's bog with different paths everywhere because people don't know where to go. It's an awesome place, just disappointing they put loads of effort into a nice car park and picnic area but left out half the actual trail. and it's basically the leterkeen loop under a different name.

hiking
5 months ago

There are 3 paths possible that you can take. it is the same beginning and the purple trail is the longest and the hardest (regular mud during the trail) The one that is present here is the red one (medium size)

backpacking
5 months ago

ever on a bad day the place was spectacular

really nice trail bit covered in sections but overall moderate walk our 5year old completed no problem really well marked and set up

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
Sat Dec 29 2018

hiking
Sun Apr 03 2016