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Best trails in County Dublin

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Trying to find the best County Dublin trails? AllTrails has 39 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Rathfarnham, Dún Laoghaire or Pearse Street, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 23 easy trails in County Dublin ranging from 0.6 to 90.9 miles and from 32 to 1,282 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in County Dublin
Top trails (39)
#1 - Howth Loop Trail
Howth, County Dublin, Ireland
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
Enjoy stunning scenery as you follow the clifftop paths around the Howth peninsula. The Howth peninsula forms the northern tip of Dublin Bay and has long been a popular destination for daytrippers keShow more
#2 - Dublin Mountains Loop Trail
Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 6 h 33 m
It is, perhaps, not fully appreciated how rich the Dublin Mountains are in ancient monuments, some of which date back thousands of years. This guide describes a circular route around the northern frinShow more
#3 - Howth Summit Inn Loop
Howth, County Dublin, Ireland
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
This is a great walk with fantastic scenery and viewpoints. Much of the route travels along the coastline, giving you great vantage points for wildlife and opportunities to walk down to the water. BegShow more
#4 - Ticknock Loop (Three Rock)
Three Rock Wood
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Please note that some of these trails are for mountain bikes only. If walking/running, stick to the paved roads on this route.Show more
#5 - Shankill to Scalp Loop
Barnaslingan Wood
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
Small Hills, Big Views in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. What the hills to the east of the main Dublin/Wicklow range may lack in height, they more than make up for in terms of views and ambieShow more
#6 - Hell Fire Club and Massey Woods Loop
Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
A half day exploring one of the spookier parts of the Dublin Mountains. The ruins of the Hell Fire Club on the summit of Montpelier Hill in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains are a well known landShow more
#7 - Montpelier Hill and Hell Fire Club via DMW
Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
This circular walk explores one of the spookier parts of the Dublin Mountains. The ruins of the Hell Fire Club on the summit of Montpelier Hill in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains are a well knowShow more
#8 - Carrickgollogan and Barnaslingan Loop
Carrickgollogan Wood
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Nice and easy trail, with an opportunity to climb up a mountain for some great views. It is part of the Dublin Mountains Way. Park hours vary by season, please check the Coillte website link below: hShow more
#9 - Upper Bohernabreena Reservoir Loop
Ballinascorney, County Dublin, Ireland
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
This is an excellent walk that is easy for people of all fitness levels. The route begins on a paved road followed by a couple of small inclines before heading around the lake. There are great views tShow more
#10 - Dún Laoghaire Coastal Path
Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
The Coastal Path starts in Dun Laoghaire and passes many view points including Dalkey Island that includes a telescope as well as Dalkey Hill and Killiney Hill. Show more
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