Lugnaquilla via The Zig Zags Trail

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Lugnaquilla via The Zig Zags Trail is a 13.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rathdrum, Wicklow County, Ireland that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until September.

13 km
886 m
Out & Back


nature trips



Lugnaquilla is one of Ireland's Top 10 Highest Mountains. It has a vertical ascent of 3,400 feet or so.  Lugnaquilla is the highest peak in the Wicklow Mountain Range, which is about 80 Km south of Dublin.

16 days ago

The difficulty of this trail lies in the physical effort required for the initial ascend from the valley. No climbing or other technical difficulties and the trail, while almost unmarked is very obviously visible so orientation is no problem. Sadly, both times I used this route the peak was covered in cloud so no great views available.