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Lough Ouler Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Roundwood, County Wicklow, Ireland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,476 feet Route Type: Loop

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This is a beautiful hike up to and around the heart-shaped lake of Lough Ouler. The views on the ascent are spectacular on a clear day. Be sure to bring proper footwear since the terrain can be quite boggy and wet. Gaiters can be useful after especially wet weather.

6 days ago

Amazing views at the mid way point. Boggy and slippy so wear proper waterproof hiking boots and not runners!

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muddy
6 days ago

Lovely loop walk with great views- bring waterproof shoes though as boggy.

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snow
21 days ago

Crossing the river was the hardest part. The water was freezing and I thought my toes are gonna die. Other than that it was fairly moderate hike.

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over grown
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great trail. Can be quite muddy at the start and at the end so bring waterproof hiking shoes and a change of clothes. Fantastic views from half way up the clockwise trail of the lake, the water was freezing (December lake swims not always a good idea)

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

Very nice loop, great point of view. Fantastic landscapes. Muddy for most part, windy on top of the mountain (wear clothes accordingly). 100% nature, sheeps, birds of prey and deers spotted.

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7 months ago

Beautiful hike. The views on the ascent (travelling clockwise direction) are spectacular on a clear day. Cant recommend enough. Terrain was quite boggy and wet. Also very windy at the summit but so enjoyable.

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over grown
7 months ago

Very enjoyable hike, nice scenery. Very exposed, got rained on without shelter. starting and finishing points are very overgrown, but it thins out well higher up and the route is easy to find then. would happily do again

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rocky
7 months ago

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8 months ago

Très belle vue sur le fameux lac en cœur !4h de marche avec deux ados!

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8 months ago

Need good footwear as the trail is not alway obvious. Other than that we did the loop in 4 hours including a fuel stop at the lake. It’s a great hike for almost everyone in the family. We had a 12 and 15 year old with us and it all went well ! We did the anti clockwise loop. It’s possible to go the other way but I wouldn’t suggest it unless after a long dry period has the trail becomes very wet by the end of the loop and so are your feet. So if you go clockwise, there are chances you will start your hike with wet feet!

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over grown
8 months ago

Trail hard to find. Would recommend doing it only after a dry week or two. Some areas very muddy and slippery. The view though.. Sooo worth it

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muddy
9 months ago

Great views, but good to have a map on hand

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washed out
9 months ago

The view and lake are amazing but I would only recommend it after a dry week or two. The path is very hard to find if there is one at all! You have to cross the river which can be very challenging and the path was super wet so wear good shoes. Would not recommend with kids. But the view is definitely worth the challenge

10 months ago

Lovely loop walk. Took my daughter out, who is new to hiking, and she loved it. Stunning views. Takes about three hours if you include Tonlegee peak.

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rocky
10 months ago

difficult to find the starting point and the first bit of the trail. Stunning views of the lake and Tonalegee. Boggy at the end so we went on the road.

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