Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Wicklow with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Short but very steep walk affording fantastic 360° panoramic views of South Dublin and Wicklow. On a clear day you can see the mountains in Wales across the sea and the Mourne mountains to the north.

NB the last part of the climb towards the peak of the Sugarloaf is very rough and rocky underfoot, and not suitable for anyone unfit or with mobility issues.

Popular with kids.

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. A few observations:

- This trail starts on a downhill so be ready to finish on a steep uphill when you may be tired.

- You can get discreetly into Powerscourt Waterfall for free this way, but shhh, don't tell anyone ;-)

- Terrain is rough, muddy and overgrown with gorse in places, so wear decent boots and outerwear

- Trail starts off in mostly commercial, managed evergreen woods but there is lovely old, deciduous woodland at the floor of the valley

- Look out for nice distant views of Powerscourt Waterfall as you start out

- The car park closes at 4pm in winter so watch out for that. If you don't want to race the clock, there is some limited parking available on the road outside the car park; just use that.

I started with climbing Bray head, and walked over the cliffs to Greystones. On the end of the path you can turn right that brings you to the road where you can go to Greystones, or you can climb down the rocks for maybe 2 meters and you will find a steep wild path that will bring you to the original cliff trail. I did the last one. Then I went back by the original cliff trail to Bray. But you can also take the DART.
Personaly, I find the upper trail over the cliffs more beautiful then the original trail.

One of my favorite places on Earth, so far. I hiked the cliff walk with my daughter and it was beautiful and so peaceful. Be sure to carry a light rain jacket, since you never know when there will be a light sprinkle. I love Greystones.

Sunday, January 08, 2017


Friday, October 14, 2016

Good views, not a very difficult trail.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nice walk lovely views

We went to the cross and then followed the upper walk. Later on we joined the lower walk to get back. The weather was wonderful and it made all the difference

Saturday, June 04, 2016


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Very fun! We went a few years ago in April and it was gorgeous. Really was 4 seasons in a day as they say. Hot and humid, then cool and rainy. The hike itself isn't very strenuous, although the trail was washed out in some places and we had to take a detour, but it was still loads of fun. This was awhile back though, so it may be fixed by now. There were two chances to take side trails: one down to a beautiful beach with large cliffs, and one up to a cross overlooking the ocean.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A great, not too strenuous hike with nice views. When we went, the trail was pretty flooded. In winter, it can sometimes be closed due to bad weather, so be careful about when you do this hike. But overall, though freezing, it was a great experience! We went from Greystones to Bray, but you can do it in either direction (or round-trip, though if you're taking the BART out, you might as well do it one-way because you can take the BART to one end and pick it up again at the other). Loved it!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Friday, August 14, 2015

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Sunday, March 01, 2015