If you’re looking for the best trail network to go biking in Dublin, Ticknock a.k.a. Three Rock Mountain is located a short drive from Dublin City Centre in the Dublin Mountains where some quality groomed single track trails and spectacular views of Dublin City & Coastline await.
The trail head & car park are 270m above sea level with the summit of the Three Rock Mountain at 444m above sea level. The three large rock formations i.e. the namesake of the mountain are nearby Two Rock Mountain at 536m a.k.a. the Fairy Castle.
This sign posted trail network is a looped route that starts and finishes at the same point. The trails are fast and fun with plenty of features to keep everyone entertained.
Parts of this terrain can be quite technically challenging so if it’s been a while since you were on a bike, it might be worth considering either our Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail or Belmont Bike Farm & Bray Head tour routes in next door – County Wicklow.
If, however, you’re looking for some high speed action with plenty of technical features then Ticknock is the place for you!
Google Map here
By Public Transport
- If you don’t have a car the best way to get to us is via Taxi, your stop is “Ticknock Forest, Sandyford”.
- Cost: +/- €25 plus €1 per person extra.
- M50 Motorway Southbound: Take Exit 13 Dundrum off the M50, take the first exit at the roundabout, take the second left at traffic lights, keep left at next lights. Turn right turn up Ticknock Road, just after crossing M50 Bridge. Follow Ticknock Road for 2km and turn left into Ticknock Forest.
- M50 Motorway Northbound: Take Exit 13 Sandyford off the M50, take the first exit at the roundabout, take next right at the traffic lights, continue straight through next cross roads, continue past Lambdoyles pub, after 1km take left turn up Ticknock Road, just after crossing M50 Bridge. Follow Ticknock Road for 2km and turn left into Ticknock Forest.
Half Day: 2-3 Hours