Ballard Waterfall Trail
Please park your car in the spacious car park at Mountain Barrack as parking is not permitted by the barrier at the forest entrance as this is in constant use.
The trail brings the walker on roadway, forest track and path passing through forest of mixed tree species, with a spur to the beautiful hidden waterfall on the Muchnagh River which eventually flows into the River Blackwater. Otter, salmon, brown trout, brook and river lamprey can all be found in the Muchnagh River and the trail has a variety of flora and fauna including the usual woodland animals. As well as the stunning waterfall, the trail offers excellent views of the surrounding countryside and hills including Skeheen Mountain.
In Kilworth: Car parking, shops (including full deli counter in one), mobile coffee shop, take-away, pub
At trailhead: Car parking
Bus Eireann and Local Link bus services
Elaine from Cork
Lia from Cork
Charlie’s review and instructions are really helpful so if you’re thinking of walking the trail have a read of his review for directions.
Thea-Iren from Clare