Ticknock is nestled in the foothills of the Three Rock Mountain, just 30 minutes from the Dublin City centre. With spectacular views over the Capital City and Dublin Bay it's no wonder that Ticknock is one of the popular tourist attractions on the east coast. The trail network is a looped route that starts and finishes in the same point and is also sign posted, so no map needed. The trails are fast and fun with plenty of features to keep even the most experienced bikers on the edge of their seat!
The carpark is at 270 meters above sea level and the summit of the Three Rock Mountain is 444 meters above sea level. The three large rock formations from which the mountain receives its name are the result of weathering over thousands of years. In the area, there is also a Two Rock Mountain at 536 meters above the sea level and the infamous ruins of the Fairy Castle.
We are located right at the trail head and are always on hand for advice. If you have any questions just pop in before you start your spin.
- On Site Parking
- Bike Wash
- Picnic Benches
- Bike Rental
- Guided Tours
- Credit cards accepted.
The trails in Ticknock start off on the tarmac road at the car park and climb steadily to the first of 8 single track trails which loop their way around the mountain. The total length of the trail network is 13km and it is possible to short cut, meaning you can repeat or cut out sections as you wish. The terrain is quite technically challenging and we would recommend that complete beginners try out Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trails in County Wicklow first. However if you are looking for some high speed action with plenty of technical features than 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: Typical costs of €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.
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