Portumna Forest Park - Bonaveen Walking Trail

County Galway
1 review
Grade Moderate
Length 10.3 km
Time 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 10 m
Dogs Allowed Yes
Waymarking Red
Start Point
Forest Park Car Park
Finish Point
Forest Park Car Park
Nearest Town to Start Portumna
Grid Ref. M 839 036
Lat. and Long. 53.0828681, -8.2411536

This trail is the longest loop through a variety of trees and open lakeshore. It covers the western side of the park and includes the wonderful Bonaveen Point section by the lake. It is on singletrack which is narrow and twisty in places. The long section around the lakeshore is some of the most attractive landscape in the park with great views out over the expanse of Lough Derg. This trail is open to bad weather at times and can be quite exposed.


In Portumna Town: All services
At trailhead: Car parking, toilets picnic, site

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 53
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus Eireann bus, Local Link bus, Kearns Transport  bus, The Local Bus


Andy from Galway

Excellent walking and cycling trail. Badly let down by lack of signposts deep in the forest. It’s not clear that you have to walk across the Golf Club car park. A little more attention to detail would have made a huge difference.

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