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Mullaghcleevaun is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lackan, County Wicklow, Ireland that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 2,109 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife No shade
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There is parking available at Zeller's Inn Lacken as are refreshments for after. The trail head is marked with a lovely stone bench and old boat flower bed. The route is clearly marked with waymark signs and posts until stile into forest where trail is well cleared through the trees until fire road.

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James Goldman
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For a vast majority, half or a bit more, of the hike there is no trail. Wear waterproof boots. You will need them. If you go backwards from the suggested route be prepared for a good hill climb with piloted trail. The views are awesome. Everything about it is gorgeous.

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Sile Smith
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Aaron Fitzpatrick
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Mark Costello
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David Hannafin
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Thoroughly enjoyable hike and followed as prescribed for the most part, save for additional exploration around Cleevaun Lough. Unlucky with views of Avoca and the surrounding area as was fairly foggy. Would caveat that descent on the lough side isn't defined so due care really is needed (zig zag down is the approach we took) but you can eventually link up with the given trail as you reach the 'brush' (the little forest Brian mentions in his review. It is higher than waist - don't know name of grass/plant) but I would advise regularly checking in with your map to stay on course. When you reach the forest on the other side of the stream, there's a little obvious opening into the forest after a while marked by ribbons. We followed for a period but needed to turn back due to time but would be interested to see where the ribbons lead! If anyone does venture further, let me know! Didn't meet many people at all, which was the aim given the weekend's forecast was stellar and we wanted something lightly travelled, so this was ideal. Lots of sheep scattered throughout the road as you approach the start, so mind your speed to the start point. A real gem in all.

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brian hynes
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Stunning views and a good challenging hike - the ground conditions are very poor lots of bogs on the accent and very steep decent with no real trail so not for beginners. The map on this trail is not accurate so be warned...also a young forest which was up to my chest is waiting for you at the end of the decent - the forest at the end of lovey and much needed flat surface with cheeky little climb back to car park. This hike starts at car park as per map and not the pub as per description.

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Gijs van Houten
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Tough hike with a lot of stretches of difficult terrain on open mountainside. Lovely and quiet though, with some breathtaking views.

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Derek Campion
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HikingMuddy

this was a tough hike. Mainly due to the boggy conditions. spectacular views over Blessington lake and the Wicklow mountains, got see a good bit of wild life as after descending from the summit the trail brings you through some managed forestry. relatively quite route. there were a few groups setting off as we were returning to the car park. did meet one group that turned back just because of how boggy it was.

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Anthony Birchall
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Maurmaur D
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Andrés García Hernando
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Bastien LAURENT
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Eoin Phelan
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HikingFlooded

great hike but the map doesnt match the description start point it ended up being a 20Km loop walk from zellers inn. very nice trail all the same.

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Mark McGuire
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Fabulous trail. Especially if you follow the full loop and visit the lake. Very tough hike back down the opposite side of the mountain and no clearly defined path, but so worth it if for the breathtaking scenery and the peacefulness of that quiet valley.. one of the nicest trails I’ve done in Ireland to date.. hiked it 13.06.20

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Yoann Marmion
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Ma 3eme rando ici en Irlande, et sans hésitation arrive sur le podium! ;) Complète et magnifique : faune, flore et sensation d'être seul au monde, tout y est! Mais qu'on le précise, si elle est classée difficile c'est pas pour rien! Physique pour sûr! mais pas insurmontable si vous avez un peu de sportivité et de combativité. La où la difficulté passe un cap, c'est le terrain! chaussures hautes prenant bien la cheville, et echauffement des chevilles sur le parking pour les plus vieux d'entre nous! tres bon exercice de proprioception cela-dit.. Le reste : SPLENDIDE, du debut a la fin.. en commencant bien sur par les moutons a slalomer sur la route :D Profitez!!!

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Valdus Ambru
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HikingBlowdownSnow

Did again ,but now in full , on 01.03.20.nicely frosty , some snow , really liked it again

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Andrew Cawley
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Very tough today in the snow. near the top very steep. Up and down in 2 and half hrs. Battery went dead for some reason so didn't record the full trip.

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Ian O Brien
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Valdus Ambru
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did this on the 16th of NOVEMBER ,the start was very foggy and rocky .up the first hill very damp,down to next main hill,very flooded.... the top was fully covered by snow ,only light wind ,very enjoyed the walk....

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Sarah Galligan
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Lacken's Mass path. Parking available at Zeller's Inn Lacken as are refreshments for after. Granite bench close to car park to take in the lake view at beginning or end. Trail head marked with lovely stone bench and old boat flower bed. Agreed access route clearly marked with waymark signs and posts until stile into forest where trail is well cleared through the trees until fire road. Plenty of options from the fire road - a moderate ascent to Sorrel Hill, a hard hike to Mullacleavaun or up to the top fire road to Lugnagun.

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Ken Donegan
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Hiking

Just brilliant but wet in the bog areas

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