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where are they getting 17klms for this walk? it's only 6.5 klms. Very bad error!

Super views

3hr walk with kids. Mountain side overlooking a ‘bowl’ style valley containing one of the country’s most popular attractions. While Crone overlooks this vista, the forest insulates the walker - offering tantalizing glimpses through forest cuts - until the view is revealed spectacularly after about 25 mins. Mixed deciduous and evergreen forest, generally mossy with pine needle covered undergrowth. The climb continues to a zig-zag mountain walk as forest drops away. Cutting across beneath the summit of Maulin along the top edge of Crone forest, there is protection from any possible colder weather and wind for the return to the car park through the forest. The zig-zag return can be shortened by following the more direct and rugged downhill paths that cut straight through the forest. While an exertion at some parts, young family members were more than capable. Coillte forest roadways are in good condition. Arguably (although not necessarily advised as it’s a couple of hours uphill) passable by large wheeled buggy with only a handful of points where it would need to be briefly carried across obstacles (on a revisit, realized 25 min duration climb to highest point of walk is very steep and quite rocky so not suitable for buggy really). Will break sweat during uphill of first half of the walk. Plenty of attractive points to stop and take a break. Recommended as a longer family walk (over 7 km). https://www.coillte.ie/site/crone-woods/

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!

I love this walk and do it as often as possible.

Went mountain biking. ..great spot easy to reach from Dublin. And the weather made it...It's scenic just get out there and enjoy.

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.

The walk is lovely, but it’s not well explained .. we went from bray to greystone on the cliff walk but after that we couldn’t find the trail - thank goodness a very nice local woman drove us to the bottom of the peak, we walked from the there to the top & then back to Bray.

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 !

I found it quite difficult the climb up . We went off trail a bit by mistake . Beautiful views and breakfast in Enniskerry afterwards was excellent .

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.

Great walked with a 12 and 13 year old. Took 1.45hrs

Beautifull nature, only thing that is missing are marked trails

hiking
3 months ago

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

Great walk for the family. My kids are 8,10 and 12 and they all enjoyed it. I think clockwise is the best way to do it. Although the descent is steep. We loved it. The dog also loved it.

trail running
3 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

such an amazing trail to do, I would recommend to do the opposite going first to Greystones using public transport and then going to Bray...

walking
4 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.

lovely easy walk.

Lovely walk... super busy though on a Sunday.

Beautifull walk, breathtaking views and not very difficult so perfecf for relaxing sunday

Stunning views. Worth the hike!

Spectacular views and fabulous weather.Gets very busy as the day progresses. I couldn’t believe the amount of people who wear flip flops on this walk, you need good footwear for this walk.

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