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

A challenging but amazing walk with lots of really nice views. Did it in 6 days with a friend and we stayed in B&Bs along the way. Had a grand time.

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12 days ago

Excellent hiking despite the start wearing clonegal where there is a lot of walking on the road to go. I did it with my girlfriend in 4 days while camping wild (be careful in the wild forbidden glendalough camping valley but looking for a quiet place it goes). We cross beautiful landscapes with a path very well indicated and also landscaped in wet places with wooden boards so impeccable. I recommend to anyone who goes through Ireland and loves walking, it's the best in Ireland

The whole Wicklow way is brilliant whether you’re from Ireland or not this trail is a great one. Taking you through a great variety of areas.

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rocky
28 days ago

Brilliant

We started the trail from Kilmashogue instead of Marlay Park. As a newbie hiker, I find the trail is quite manageable and properly marked. The view along the trail is beautiful, especially when we reached Prince William's Seat.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

My wife and I went to Ireland just for this trail. We were able to complete it in 7 days, staying at B&Bs each night along the way. We took the path from South to North, however, starting our trek in Clonegal and ending at Marlay Park in Dublin. I am glad we took this direction, as it made the trail get more interesting the farther we got in. The southern section of the trail is mostly farm land with trails through pine woods. There are quite a few stretches where we were walking on roads with cars periodically whizzing past us. In my opinion, this was the best way to experience a new country; walking through it. The countryside is gorgeous, as are the wooded areas. We did not see too many other walkers until we got near Glendalough, so that was nice as well. I do think I assumed it was going to be easier than it was. Some of the uphill stretches are much more steep than some of the mountain hikes near Los Angeles. Also, we carried all of our items in our packs, and if I could do it over again, I would have brought less clothing. I would have brought maybe 2 outfits of athletic materials that I could wash in the sink and dry overnight. My pack was about 30lb, and after 12-13 miles each day, it got pretty cumbersome.

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