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Mournes Trassey Track, Down

Badger Rating 4.0/5
A great launch point for a day in the Mournes, and very popular with the hiking fraternity, Trassey Track is a great climb and descent on a broad rough path - an exhilarating descent. The track itself leads up to Hare's Gap, and is also easy to link through to Tollymore.

Getting There

Park at Trassey Car Park, OSNI Map 29 Grid Reference 311313.

Trail Description

The track itself leads up to Hare's Gap, but is also easy to link through to Tollymore from the car park, along the path on the top side of the car park heading through the trees.

Make an epic of it by linking with more of the Mournes.

The Turkey Trot

A popular fell run each year of 5.5miles and 1500ft of climbing on Boxing Day, and a rewarding experience for those who don't mind lugging their bike a wee bit!

Starts at the beginning of the Trassey Track. Up the Trassey Track, then forks right at a ford to the col between Slieve Bearnagh and Meelmore. Contours across to the col between Meelbeg & Meelmore then descends NW down the Happy Valley to the Ulster Way. Then returns via the Ulster way to the Trassey Track, and to the finish.

Useful Maps & Links

OSNI Map 29 or the 1:25,000 Leisure Map of the Mournes


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  • good trail, some excellent high speed technical stuff coming down from the mine on a slug up to it but so intense coming back down. all natural, just watch out for the dog in the farm beside the bottom of the trassey track, is a bit mental!!!

NOTE: The trails on this site have been ridden before, but you should not interpret their inclusion as an indication that mountain-biking is officially sanctioned on them. Seeking permission from landowners is your own responsibility, as is conducting yourself in a manner that is courteous, respectful to the environment, and conscious of the safety of others.