Glendalough Upper and Lower Lakes Loop

EASY 24 reviews

Glendalough Upper and Lower Lakes Loop is a 4.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 4.2 km Elevation Gain: 128 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

There is a lot of varied terrain on this hike. This hike has some stroller and WHEELCHAIR accessibility.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent views. Especially of waterfall and upper lake.

hiking
6 months ago

Super easy and relaxing walk around the lake. Dog Friendly. Always crowded on the weekends. Done it many times. Recommend to visit if in the neighborhood.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

I went on this hike with one friend in June while traveling Ireland from the United States. It was absolutely gorgeous and completely accessible for strollers and wheelchairs for the majority of the trip. We added a bit on to include the Mining Villiage Ruin and ended up hiking up the waterfall. It was significantly less accessible after the ruins but also insanely beautiful with amazing views. The best way to get close to the waterfall was the third switchback towards it (almost to the top) with a large rock that had looked like people walked there. There was a soft area but it was safe to scramble toward the falls. Good hiking boots are nice to ascend the waterfall as the many rocks are asking for a rolled ankle! This hike was definitely a 5/5 stars!

hiking
8 months ago

Loved this hike for my family. It was very relaxed and beautiful. We had amazing weather so I’m not sure how it would be on a rainy day, but I’m sure it’s still beautiful.

walking
8 months ago

Easy stroll around lower lake starting at St Kevin’s Monastic City ruins.

Beautiful trail covered by the shade of the trees. It's a very good walk in the right weather with the amazing view of the lakes at the end of it

Mon Jan 14 2019

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

recorded X Glendalough Ruins

walking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Thu Sep 25 2014