Rinmaher Trail 10km
Start Point/Finish Point: Car Park
Time: 2hrs Walk / 1hr cycle
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate
Meters Climb: 10
Trail Way Marking: Green
This trail will bring you deep into the park and allow you to explore areas that offer a real sense of exploration and solitude. It accesses the lakeshore area and loops into the farthest corners of the park. It offers longer options for walkers and cyclists, but has low gradients and is clearly marked to keep you on the right track.
The trail begins along a two-way section of trail from the car park and overlaps with the Woodland Trail. You will experience the full diversity of wildlife in the Park on this trail and have good views along the lakeshore near Rinmaher point. This loop is mainly on narrow trails and is suitable for those looking for a longer walk or more challenging cycle. On this trail as with the others in the Park, cyclists give way to walkers when they meet. The compliment is usually returned by walkers allowing cyclists to pass by.
Along by Rinmaher Point, you will pass through native birch stands which have withstood exposure along the lakeshore over the years. This area gives a very pleasant dappled effect to the views south towards Terryglass and east towards Portumna Bridge.
You will approach some large fences on this route and these have been erected to protect the newly planted trees from overgrazing by the deer that roam freely in the Park. In these areas Coillte are converting the older conifer plantations to mixed broadleaf stands under the Native Woodlands Scheme - increasing biodiversity and nature conservation within the Park.