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Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails

The Barnett Demesne Trails consist of a shared use 3.4km green trail and an 3.9km blue trail with 3 red loop options (1.5km)

With Ireland's first official purpose-built jumps park boasting no less than 6 lines of mouth-watering table-tops, doubles and hip jumps, these trails tick all the right boxes!

The trails start from the Mary Peters Track in South Belfast.



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Purpose built mountain bike trails.

route description

The 3.4km green trail (1.7km each way) linear mountain biking and walking trail accessible from the trailhead and Shaw’s Bridge Car Park. The trail itself runs parallel to the meandering River Lagan and is wide with gentle inclines, making it ideal for young families and those giving mountain biking a go for the very first time.

This blue trail consists of tight, winding singletrack perfect for beginners with a bit more confidence right through to experienced riders.

There are three red options off the main blue trail which boast a number of more technical trail features including elevated boardwalk, log rides, berms, rock gardens, rollers and drops.

The Jumps Park has been designed to suit mountain bikers searching for that all important adrenaline fix! With six lines of tempting jumps, berms and booters, this is the place to catch air for the very first time or flip and whip your way to X Games Gold!

getting to the start

The Barnett Demesne Trails start from the Mary Peters Track in South Belfast. From the ‘House of Sport’ roundabout take the B103 Upper Malone Road signposted Finaghy/Dunmurry. After approximately 1 mile, turn left down Old Coach Lane and continue for 100 metres where the Mary Peters Track entrance will be on your right hand side. The Barnett Demesne trailhead is located beside the upper car park. Trailhead postcode is BT9 5PR. Please note, the trailhead car park is open Mon - Thurs: 9.30am to 9pm, Fri: 9.30am to 5pm and Sat/Sun; 10am to 5pm.




Showers, car parking, toilets.

information for People with a Disability


available publications

Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trail Card.

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Cycle hire

Outdoor Concepts (NI) Ltd
The Mount, 2 Woodstock Link, Belfast
Phone: +44 (0)28 9073 7271

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Just back from a days mountain biking here. Done the blue trail a few times and loved it. Trail in really good condition considering recent rainfall. Lots of twists, jumps and some good fast bits also. Some climbing too to get the blood pumping!! As always how extreme it is depends on how fast you want to go. Excellent.

brian johnston


Emma Patton

Just completed the blue route with my youngest son. First time I have been on a mountain bike trail in 20 years! Really enjoyed the ride. Need more of these, especially in the Ballyclare area. Many Thanks. Stephen

Stephen Moore
Funders Outdoor Recreation NI Leave No Trace NIEA DoE HPA
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