Knockalough - Knockalough Loop/Lúibe Cnoc an Loig

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are NOT to be taken on to private farmland. Dogs are allowed on forestry roads but strictly on a lead.

County Tipperary
2 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 8.4 km
Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 280 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Purple arrow on yellow background
Start Point
Knockalough forestry entrance, Curraghduff
Finish Point
Knockalough forestry entrance, Curraghduff
Nearest Town to Start Upperchurch
Grid Ref. R 98871 59696
Lat. and Long. 52.68869, -8.01742

This walk on forestry roads, farm land and minor roadways crosses Knockmehill, with a short stretch along the Owenbeg River before it climbs and loops around close to the summit of Knockalough. There are fine views from the higher part of the trail over the counties Tipperary, Limerick and Clare.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

John Egan - Rural Recreation Officer | Email:

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 66

Mina from Tipperary

Beautiful views! Although, like the previous comment said, the trail was longer than 6 km - both my dad and I tracked it and our clocks showed 8,5 km at the end of the walk so just keep that in mind. Otherwise I really recommend trying it!

NOTE FROM SPORT IRELAND OUTDOORS: Thank you very much for bringing the trail length to our attention, we have updated this now.

Emily from Tipperary

Really enjoyed this walk. Very nice scenery and very quiet. However, I think the walk is around 10km and 450m ascent rather than what's listed - I tracked it. A few additional signs would be handy in places esp as the grass is very high at this time of the year. Overall really nice and I'll do it again.

NOTE FROM SPORT IRELAND OUTDOORS: The distance above tracked by the reviewer most likely includes the Extension to the Knockalough Loop.

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