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Great Trail with nice views. Very well maintained and easy to hike.
Caught a windy and rainy day and still it was fun.

Really nice day walk.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Not a fantastic trail in my opinion. Alternated between mud and rock. Fair bit of traffic noise from the M11. Gets very busy near the easier short loop. Steep scramble at some points.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

Excellent walk. Stunning view.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

I was lucky as I had a brilliant and dry day for this magnificent hike! Getting up early was worth it. Started the hike around 8am and walked it from the Miners Road which I recommend because you’ll have the best part in front, rather than behind you. I came across a few goats, stags and a lot of deer. It was beautiful! Will definitely do it again.

great scenic walk

Nice trail with a wide diversity of landscapes
start on the lower part, following the lake. It will be easier and more interesting. You'll also not start with 1000 steps to go straight to the upper part and you'll have better views.

A great walk.

Super views

Brilliant hike. Ancient church ruins and graveyard, hill climb in well maintained wooded paths, high open terrain with plunging and rocky views, ruined mine works, rocky stream, pretty lakes, leafy flat woodsy stroll, and boardwalk around enclosed meadows.

Wonderfull views & the winds felt amazing. Short but intense a great way to get warmed up for the other Wicklow Trails.

Break away from the northernmost part of the trail where it meets the 500m mark in the map and make your way along the cliff top. Make your way east to cross the river that feeds Lough Tay at 300m (for an especially beautiful river crossing) and make eastwards across the main road and onwards to the peak at Djouce (for a singular view of Wicklow and Dublin). Then follow the Djouce boardwalk (sleepers) back to the car park. A long walk but beautiful. Maybe 6 hours all in all with breaks. Tired legs.

We did nice family walk. On half way and we have been stop by one very rude ranger. Walking with river is not allowed. This all is private property. the only paths are the black one on map. do not use thos trail if you dont want to have problems!

Had not done this for years.... but it was well worth it again..
But OMG the wind, that and the scenery took my breath away.

Walked to Lough Dan first and then hiked up the mountain to see the Lough Tay views.
Nice hike but can be challenging if it rains !
Improvements needed to make the trail clearly visible as we lost our way a few times. In poorer weather conditions it could be dangerous !

Amazing views especially in good weather with a nice breeze along the ridge. Really enjoyed it.

Great climb, moderately challenging, more difficult if the weather was poor (we had great weather). Fabulous views of Lough Tay from the top. Easy descent. Highly recommended.

Beautifull nature, only thing that is missing are marked trails

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with lovely views. We went clockwise and loved the views, easy enough with a couple of tough spots.
Highly recommended.

trail running
7 months ago

Good trail, great climb. The first offroad climb (around 1.8k from start) is overgrown and impossible to take in either direction (up or down). Stay on the fire road instead until the second offroad climb (around 3.5k from start). The 3rd offroad climb (around 5k from start) there's no trail, so you need to stay in course (a compass would help), which is West. Keep going for about 1.5k Once you reach the top, you will have to keep going for about 2.5k before you enter into private land. Everything after that is private land, with sheep grassing. If you're running with a dog keeping it 100% of time on lead - there is wild deer and grassing sheep from 5k until 12.5k

walking
8 months ago

Lovely views , went up with a 2 year old , well worth a hike

Walked from the carpark through the grave yard. Did the blue route-met very few hikers along this route until we reached the lough so perhaps not ideal for the lone walker from a saftey perspective, plenty of equally as good trials to choose from. Very enjoyable hike, tough given the humidity on the day. Good distance with steep steps toward the peek. The views and landscape are amoung the best in Ireland.

This is a great walk with incredible views and steeped in history. I personally would have enjoyed it more without all the boardwalk and gravel trail but I understand the desire to make it more accessible for tourism.

Stunning views. Worth the hike!

Fun. The board tracks take time getting used to but they are necessary for wet conditions I’m sure

I believe this is far from a moderate climb. The description is accurate to a point but the last climb to the summit is hard to follow and very steep. The path appears to be non existent. Likewise the initial decent down from the summit to the waterfall crossing is without a path and a steep decline through frog invested marshland.

If you fancy a little bit of structure together with some “off the beaten track”, this will suit you. I wouldn’t recommend though. There are a lot more scenic and pleasant routes to follow to get on top of Lug.

Amazing views and well built out path

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