Moydamlaght Forest – Eagles Rock Trail

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A circular route following a gravel forest trail through conifer and native woodland, peaking beside the impressive rock face of Craig-na-shoke.

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  • A friend living local suggested this trail to us when we were staying at Mountainview Lodge. We luckily chose an amazing day to hike up to Eagle’s Rock. The views from the top were amazing. The path is well marked. Took us approx 1 hour 20 minutes to get to the top and back to the car (plus time to stop and enjoy the view).

    Mandy O'Brien at 1:04 pm
  • A terrific find. You can make it to the scar that is Eagle’s Rock, without the eagles, in around the hour mark. Well marked with views opening up the higher you go. I was up with a dusting of light snow on top which made it look even better. Enough to get the heart going but one you can easily do on a free morning.

    Dave Flanagan at 1:19 pm
  • County Londonderry

    Distance 2.5 miles

    OS Map 13

    Terrain Forest roads

    Nearest Town Draperstown

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H741986

    Route Type Forest

    Route Description

    This trail lasting approximately 2 hours will lead you through conifer forest on a climb up the slopes of Mullaghmore to the stunning rock face of Craig-na-shoke. The effort is rewarded with extensive views out over the surrounding hills and countryside. The return journey starts by retracing your steps before the trail branches off to the right and returns to the car park through a small stand of Beech trees.


    Point of Interest

    Eagles Rock, Moydamlaght Forest

    Getting to the start

    Take the Moydamlaght Road from the village of Moneyneany, the car parking area is on the left 500m after the outskirts of the village.

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs to be kept under control


    Parking area present

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.