Tubbercurry Trail

  • Trailhead: Car Park
  • Length: 4km
  • Ascent: 10m
  • Time: 1 Hour
  • Suggested Gear: Trekking shoes, snacks, fluids and waterproofs
  • Longitude: 54.052280
  • Latitude: -8.747649

This Trail is a forest and bog land trail located on the R294 Ballina Road in Tubbercurry. The trail allows for a range of route options through both deciduous and coniferous forestry and onto open bog and connects the Ballina Road to the Rhue Road. The trail head is located on the Ballina Road adjacent to the Connacht Gold Stores. Signage at the entrance to the walk indicates that there are two main looped areas, the shorter ‘red’ walk is 0.7km in length, and the longer ‘blue’ route is approximately twice the distance. The route takes the walker along the edge of the plantation providing exceptional views of the nearby Rathscanlon Bog and the Ox Mountains beyond.
The route will also take the walker through a significant stand of deciduous woodland consisting mainly of Oak and Ash. These woodlands are young and will mature greatly in the coming years. The trail meanders along the Maiden River which is part of the Moy River System which is a famous salmon producing river and is designated as a Special Area of Conservation for this reason.

Directions - How to get to the Trailhead.

Take the N17 to Tubbercurry and the R294 for 1km toward Ballina. The Car Park is signposted on the left.