Crone Wood and Maulin Mountain

MODERATE 39 reviews

Crone Wood and Maulin Mountain is a 8.4 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 8.4 km Elevation Gain: 447 m Route Type: Loop

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2 days ago

Nice trail with good views over the waterfall. Dogs friendly. Took me 2 hours. Will walk again in some time.

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rocky
5 days ago

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rocky
6 days ago

great walk & lovely views.

1 month ago

Fantastic views and challenging enough, gets the heart rate up. we did it 1.5hr but trucked on very hard. Bringing clients up, Sunday for our Revive Renew Hike. Perfect for different fitness levels. Recommeded for the view of Powerscourt Garden alone.

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rocky
2 months ago

Excellent trail with stunning views. the loop does not take you to Maulin head but so worth it. Steep but short ish climb. Continued walking over to meet the Wicklow way track and to the Dargle river. such stunning views. would do again..

rocky
3 months ago

6 months ago

Lovely trail with diverse views of landscapes including Powers Court Waterfall, the Sugarloaf and some other hills and valleys. Clockwise is easier. Counter clockwise for those who want to work up a sweat.

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8 months ago

3hr walk with kids. Mountain side overlooking a ‘bowl’ style valley containing one of the country’s most popular attractions. While Crone overlooks this vista, the forest insulates the walker - offering tantalizing glimpses through forest cuts - until the view is revealed spectacularly after about 25 mins. Mixed deciduous and evergreen forest, generally mossy with pine needle covered undergrowth. The climb continues to a zig-zag mountain walk as forest drops away. Cutting across beneath the summit of Maulin along the top edge of Crone forest, there is protection from any possible colder weather and wind for the return to the car park through the forest. The zig-zag return can be shortened by following the more direct and rugged downhill paths that cut straight through the forest. While an exertion at some parts, young family members were more than capable. Coillte forest roadways are in good condition. Arguably (although not necessarily advised as it’s a couple of hours uphill) passable by large wheeled buggy with only a handful of points where it would need to be briefly carried across obstacles (on a revisit, realized 25 min duration climb to highest point of walk is very steep and quite rocky so not suitable for buggy really). Will break sweat during uphill of first half of the walk. Plenty of attractive points to stop and take a break. Recommended as a longer family walk (over 7 km). https://www.coillte.ie/site/crone-woods/

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10 months ago

I found it quite difficult the climb up . We went off trail a bit by mistake . Beautiful views and breakfast in Enniskerry afterwards was excellent .

11 months ago

Great walked with a 12 and 13 year old. Took 1.45hrs

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11 months ago

Great walk for the family. My kids are 8,10 and 12 and they all enjoyed it. I think clockwise is the best way to do it. Although the descent is steep. We loved it. The dog also loved it.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Very good trail for beginners, my suggestion is to do it clockwise for that way the way up to the top is less steep although a bit longer. Do it the other way around if you wish a bit of a climb! Really good viewpoints.

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