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Glendalough 'White' Route from Visitor Center

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Wicklow Mountains National Park

Glendalough 'White' Route from Visitor Center is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 7.8 mi Elevation gain 1,932 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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A beautiful loop trail that covers road, scramble and boardwalk walking. The views are absolutely spectacular, but quick changes in the weather are a stern reminder that things can get nasty fast for those unprepared. Good hiking boots and rain gear are a must. The trail itself is excellently maintained and well signposted. For those looking to shave a few minutes off the route, you could easily park at the upper car park rather than the visitor centre and cut out the monastic ruins and some flat boardwalk.

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Reviews (126)
Photos (708)
Recordings (76)
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desiree abuyuan
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if you're planning to do the whole loop, better wear a decent pair of high cut hiking boots as it gets very rocky and super steep! the elevation level was pretty high also. you have to have a good level of fitness i would say. but nonetheless, the view is beautiful

Chris B
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Wonderful trail, well signed, waterfalls

courtney anne
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HikingGreat!

Highly recommend, breathtaking views. Done this a numerous amount of times.

Libby Phillips
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Hiking

absolutely do this hike!! beautiful historical sites and beautiful views!! great for beginners and intermediate hikers, as well.

Eóin O'Shea
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this today. Fantastic views and good mix of climbs, flats and surfaces!

Damien Callan
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Balazs Zsamberger
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Hiking

Beautiful experience.

Jonath Maudouit
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Hiking

Superbe !!!!! Vos le détour !!!! Nous l'avons fais sous la neige !!! Magnifique !!

Paul Donnelly
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Hiking

A beautiful three hour loop trail that covers road, scramble and boardwalk walking. I headed off early and followed the trail as described above going counter clockwise around the lake. This meant a tough climb up the waterfall at the miners village, but I largely had the place to myself for the first two hours. The views are absolutely spectacular, but quick changes in the weather are a stern reminder that things can get nasty fast for those unprepared. Good hiking boots and rain gear are a must. The trail itself is excellently maintained and well signposted. Don't get too hung up on trail blazes while around the busier areas. I got turned around a few times trying to follow side paths and shortcuts that intertwine around the monastic settlement and the information centre. Keep it simple...Either walk around the upper lake, or head up to the waterfall. After that the trail will become much more apparent as the smaller trails and crowds fall away. The boardwalk sleepers have been replaced around the Spink (January 2020) and the route is a good mix of cruisey trails and tough climbs; very slippy and boggy in places. For those looking to shave a few minutes off the route, you could easily park at the upper car park rather than the visitor centre and cut out the monastic ruins and some flat boardwalk.

Noel O Connor
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Hiking

very good ,a bit crowded at the start but worked out well in the end.... great views

Elisa P
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Hiking

Beautiful views of Ireland

Dennis Trenzen
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T K
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Hiking

Beautiful hike, highly recommended.

Piotr Willer
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Hiking

Great Trail

Aaron Fried
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Hiking

so beautiful

Derek P
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Rodney Monaghan
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Hiking

What a great hike, it exceeded all expectations. I chose to turn left just after the Information Kiosk and climb the boardwalk up to the Spinc. The views from up there were well worth every drop of sweat. The rest of the hike was a gentle downhill stroll.

Lucy Connor
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Hiking

Great trail, easy board walks all the way and lovely views!

Carmen Parada
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Hiking

amazing.

Grzegorz Kurzweg
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Hiking

Very good trail. Dogs friendly. Great views from the top over the lake. Done it few times. If you are going counter clock wise second part is rocky and climb could be hard for younger hikers. Good photo opportunity.

Agnese Lace
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Hiking

We went off trail up on the mountains the view was amazing and it was so peaceful up there

Northern Wind
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First part through the forest, next is rocky but not that hard. When you climb on the top of the hill trail goes on it till the end - views are amazing and path really beautiful but may be little dangerous for children :)

Anita Siksne
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One of my favourite routes in the world.

Estelle Wong
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Hiking

My favourite trail worldwide so far. Even win over Yosemite to me. A great variety of landscapes and views. Caution the wind can be really strong on the mountain top.

Grzegorz Maksel
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one of my most favourite place in Ireland. Just prepare comfortable shoes and enjoy the nature. You will love there

Deirdre Grealy
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Hiking

Beautiful scenery, saw a baby deer, fabulous place, great for families. Not to be missed but kids might find some of the ascent hard after the miners’ village

Arthur Loughborough
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What an absolute delight. Wildlife everywhere, deer, mountain goats, birds, fantastic.

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