Mountain biker riding across rocky trail in Davagh Forest
Mountain biker riding across rocky trail in Davagh Forest

County Tyrone - Davagh Forest Mountain Bike Trails

MTBs for all abilities at Davagh Forest

Magnificent forests, endless mountain views and exciting single-track trails - whether you're thinking of getting into mountain biking or you're already addicted and want to try somewhere new, put Davagh Forest on your list.

It's an almost untouched rural landscape packed with 3km of green trails, 7.5km blue trails and 16km of red trails as well as stunning views of the Sperrin Mountains.

Davagh Forest offers gentle mountain biking and walking trails as well as an impressive 16km red trail with some rock slab drops that will really get the adrenaline pumping.

The 7.5km blue trail follows the blue arrows and has a series of fun twists and turns as you ascend from the upper car park. On the return leg, you can pick up more speed and put your bike handling skills to the test on some fast flowing trails and more technical rocky sections. Be aware, the optional rock slab features located off this trail should only be ridden by experienced mountain bikers.

The 3km green trail is more gentle so is suited to young families and those trying out mountain biking for the first time. Starting on wide forest roads, it's great way to build you confidence and get a feel for riding off-road trails in a forest setting. (Walkers are permitted to use this trail in the opposite direction to mountain bikers so keep an eye out!)

Looking for something a bit more hard core? Try the 16km red trail, which accompanies the blue trail on its winding ascent from the upper car park. At the fork junction follow the red arrows on the right hand forest road for a steady climb up the slopes of Beleevnamore Mountain. At the top, you can just about catch your breath before it's stolen from you on a choice of two descents. Both of which offer heart-racing singletrack, berms, rock drops and extreme slab features.

The facilities are decent too. On arrival at the spacious car park, you’ll see the communal changing facilities on the far right. There are toilets, a tap to fill up your water bottle and a free bike wash.