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

Decent hike. We did it clockwise. There are sleepers all the way up. Lots of easy steps. View at top is great. Going down to river is easy too. After that the descent is a bit rockier... so it just slows you down. Final bit is flat to the car park. Great places for picnic on top or by river. Our dog came with us in lead. Recommend in almost any weather.

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.

off trail
2 months ago

Excellent walk. Stunning view.

2 months ago

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

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

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

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

Friday, February 09, 2018

It’s a great hike. We went when I was snowy so it was quite icy. We went clockwise and I am happy we did the stairs first. It’s a beautiful view and it took us about 3:30 because of the wind, ice and snow.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Completed on Sept. 13 2017. Wonderful hike! My sister and I have hiked in lots of locations around the world, we both agreed that this one was incredibly unique. Views of ruins, lakes, wildlife including sheep, deer and goats. Do the hike counterclockwise around lake. Makes summiting the mountain much more enjoyable!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

We went counter clockwise around the lake and were glad we did. Amazing views of the lakes in the valley! It was dry at the bottom but walking along the ridge at the top it rained a lot. It is Ireland afterall, so we were prepared with rain gear and still had a great hike.

Sunday, January 08, 2017


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