Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails

Experience Mourne by trail on the awesome Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails.

Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails, Mourne Mountains

Our Trails

Welcome to the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails, located in Rostrevor Forest Park on the shores of Carlingford Lough, and offering some challenging mountain biking where efforts are rewarded with incredible coastal views and exhilarating single-track descents, all just minutes from the lively village of Rostrevor.

With a mouth-watering red trail and a hair raising black trail Rostrevor is believed by many to be the top spot for mountain biking in Ireland. When you add not just one but two purpose-built downhill trails to the mix, there’s no denying it… Rostrevor is a mountain bikers’ haven!

Whether a self-guided exploration or professionally guided exhilaration, we, as official trail head provider, offer the Mountain Bike Hire, the resources and the support services, including Mountain Bike Uplifts, for your next Mountain Bike Adventure.

Powered by the awesome CUBE Bikes, we offer Mountain Bike Hire to include Hardtail Mountain Bikes, Full Suspension Mountain Bikes, Electric Hardtail Mountain Bikes, Electric Full Suspension Mountain Bikes & our Kids fleet!

If you’re looking for more Mountain Bike ideas, check out our Guided & Self-Guided Experiences.


All riders are reminded that Rostrevor Forest Park is a shared space used by families, novice riders, walkers, runners and horse riders. Please watch your speed when using forestry roads or where MTB trails intersect with other trails and roads.

Trail Sections

Red Trail

Distance: 30km
This red trail will start off with a lung-busting ascent to the heights of Slievemartin, where you can rest assured if the climb hasn’t taken your breath away, the fabulous views over Carlingford Lough will take care of this for you.

You will then be able to enjoy a number of exciting descents and section of north-shore over to Yellow Water where the trail turns back and follows the Kilbroney Valley back to the trailhead.

Black Trail

Distance: 20km
This black trail follows the same route as the red trail to the summit of Slievemartin and around Slievebane before splitting off at Rostrevor Forest.

This trail then navigates a heart-racing section of technical singletrack to meet the return route along Kilbroney Valley back to the trailhead. This is a challenging route only suitable for experienced mountain bikers.

Downhill Trail - Mega Mission

Distance: 1.7km
This trail has been designed to put the fun factor right off the richter scale! Starting on the southern slopes of Slievebane, this lightning quick Downhill route will push your bike handling skills right to the limit. Big jumps, big berms with secret booters wait around every corner. Enjoy some serious airtime with epic views of Carlingford Lough if you can catch your breath!

Downhill Trail - On The Pulse

Distance: 1.3km
This trail is highly technical and complements its natural surroundings. Big boulder fields, drop offs and the odd gap jump if you can find the speed will challenge the racers amongst us. Your arms will be tired, but your smiles will be big once you conquer this challenging trail.

Other things to do and see

If it’s more adventure you’re after, check out further MTB options with us at the nearby Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails, or if you need to give your legs a rest, why not try some Sit On Top Kayaking or even Stand Up Paddle Boarding with us at the Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, or if you’re after something less taxing, check out the thirst quenching tours of the Killowen Distillery, Rostrevor or the Whitewater Brewery, Castlewellan…