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Phoenix Park Circular is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 282 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Walking Running Views Wildlife Historic site
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An off the beaten track walking tour of Dublin in Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe. It was originally a royal hunting park in the 1660's and opened to the public in 1747. A large herd of fallow deer still remain to this day. The Park is also home to the Zoological Gardens and Victorian flower gardens. There are many walks and cycle trails available to the public. The Phoenix Park is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, all year round. Celebrating 350 years, Phoenix Park still reverberates with Victorian sensibilities, pomposity and power, medieval, majestic, and macabre, histories grim and gruesome. In this gentile setting, not even the name is as it seems, the park has not risen from the ashes, the name is derived from Fion Uisce, "clear water." In Phoenix Park, nothing is as it seems, and all is worth investigating.

The park has its beauty all year round, so it's always a good time to visit. The walk is easy, and flat, but be prepared to scramble up a couple of wet, muddy hills if the mood takes. The walk is dog friendly, except for the zoo. There are some great cafes and watering holes located throughout, so a picnic isn't necessary, though lovely. As always in Ireland, be prepared for four seasons in one day.

To get there, you can catch a number of buses from the City Centre and from the central train stations. Phoenix Park is a 20-minute walk from Heuston Station and from the LUAS Red Line stop.

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Damo Kelly
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RunningGreat!

Good views and paths, only 4.2 km on a full loop though. Thanks to the OP for the route

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Shane Holohan
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Hiking

The most natural parts of the park.

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Brian McMahon
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map is wrong in places, but still a nice walk.

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Alyssa Grogan
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Gleidiane Temóteo
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Walking

Nice view and nice walk, but it shows you a trail that you can't follow. there's no way to go and you have to find a different way that shows in the app.

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Alan Fitzgerald
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RunningOff trail

Lovely, easy-going run - surrounded by great views and wildlife. You can go off trail at certain parts for more of a challenge and know you can pop back on course if needed. Plenty of uphill and downhill so it never gets that dull.

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Ken Robinson
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Hiking

A nice mainly flat walk as opposed to a hike with a combination of trail and tarmac path but plenty of options in terms of time from 1 hour to 3 hours all within a beautiful park

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Michael Webb
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Hiking

Lovely walk through the park. Park a raincoat as you can get 4 seasons in one day

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Kevin Smith
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Walking

It is a beautiful park and we had a great walk. Saw the war Memorial, presidential palace, an old munitions fort, and plenty of trees and flowers. Plus, in the morning we saw a bunch of the famous deer in the park.

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Linda Mac Raing
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Hiking

it would be a good trail if it's on track, you can't go through the president house as it's telling me to

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Claudemir Moliane
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Mountain biking

very good trail, can be done with any bicycle.

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Peter Bi
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good for walk

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Alan White
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Walking

Beautiful weather, amazing scenery all before lunch.

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Lorraine Higgins
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Walking

Perfect lazy Sunday

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David Platt
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standard park walk with some deer and monuments

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Julie Smyth
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Monika Janicka
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Daniel Falcao
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Marc-Henri Fournol
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Pauric Mckenna
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Carien van der Linde
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Adrian Acosta
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Guillaume Pellerin
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Guillaume Pellerin
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Geneviève Gagné
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Pauric Mckenna
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Pauric Mckenna
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Pauric Mckenna
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Pauric Mckenna
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Pauric Mckenna
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