Killavullen Loop Trail

The Killavullen Loop Trail begins at the GAA complex in Killavullen Village. This moderate walk consists of a 1Km walk through the historical village and onto a quiet public road leading to Cloghvoolia forest.  Please take care along this road. Walkers should follow the Purple Arrows along the route as it follows woodland paths and forest roads ascending steadily to wind its way around Corran Mountain and then returning to the trailhead in Killavullen. The trail has some steep sections and may have some rough underfoot conditions, with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc especially after heavy rain. Car parking is available in the GAA complex in Killavullen.

Dogs are not permitted on the walk.


Route Details


This is a Moderate Trail. Trails will have steeper gradients, may have rough underfoot conditions, with protruding roots and natural features. Strong footwear recommended.




Approx 4hrs

Highlights of the Route

Forest Walk

Kilavullen Loop Trail follows along quiet Coillte woodland paths and forest roads.

View of the Mountains

On gaining higher ground, walkers are rewarded with some excellent views over the Blackwater Valley, which extend as far as the Ballyhoura Mountains and Galtee Mountains.

Blackwater Way (Avondhu)

The Blackwater Way (Avondhu and Duhallow combined) is a 168 kilometre linear long distance walking route that intersects the Killavullen Loop Trail. This walk stretches from the borders of west County Waterford across north County Cork and into the County of Kerry and is part of the European E8 route.


Feel free to download the Killavullen Loop Trail Map. Please note that the representation on the map of roads, tracks, and paths may be subject to change and should not be interpreted as conferring a right of way. Avondhu Blackwater Partnership always recommend the use of a the Discovery Series maps when walking and the use of GPS.