Mount Nebo Trail 

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 5.6km (4 miles)

Waymarking: Red

Trailhead:   Hollyfort car park

Sat Nav: 52.717890, -6.352114

Parking: Hollyfort car park, Monaseed Road

Trail Description

​The Mount Nebo Trail starts at Hollyfort car park on the Monaseed Road, beside the Old School House where there is ample parking space.  The trail provides scenic views across the surrounding countryside, particularly on the descent back to Hollyfort.

The woodland trail winds uphill to a Fairy Wood at the top, which then leads onto an open looped Coillte forestry road, which runs around the slopes of Mt Nebo and Slievebaun. There are four seating benches situated along the Coillte trail.

Mount Nebo has historical links to the Irish republican women’s paramilitary organisation, Cumann na mban, through two of their members, Maire Comerford and Aileen Keogh. 


Don't Miss...

  • The Bluebells when in season
  • Take time to breathe in the peace and quiet of the trail.
  • Walk carefully through the scary Fairy Wood that leads onto Mount Nebo.
  • Relax on the wooden benches along the way to reflect on the natural flora and fauna around you.
  • Enjoy the stunning views.

Useful Trail Information

OSI Discovery Map Series: 69

Grid Reference:  T113 642

Ascent: Rising to 257m

Walking time:  1 hour

Format: Loop



Start/Finish: Hollyfort car park


Other Useful Information

Equipment Recommended: No special equipment required

Mobile Coverage: Generally Good

Picnic Area: 

Public Toilets: None


Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control at all times. If your dog fouls in a public place, then you must clean up after it.

Mount Nebo Trail Map 1

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Getting Here

Take exit 22 from M11. Head southwest up Gorey Main Street (R772). At the cross-roads, turn right into North Parade and onto Hollyfort Road. After about 8 miles you will enter Hollyfort Village. At the cross-roads, turn left, signposted to Monaseed Road. After a short distance you will see the Hollyfort Old School and Car Park on your right. The trail starts on the opposite side of the road.