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Glendalough 'White' Route is a 5.4 mile heavily 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, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 1,459 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

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Really beautiful hike. Solid ground and boardwalks. Wear rain gear. Clouds come in fast with high wind action.

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Reviews (189)
Photos (662)
Recordings (138)
Completed (377)
Jeanne Mulder
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Ramona Stamate
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Great hike, gorgeous scenery. Quite hard for a beginner.

Shane Gallagher
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Hiking

enjoyable hike great views over the lakes etc. moderate level of fitness needed. careful coming down the stone path, take your time.

Catherine Sweeney
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great hike. quite busy but it was a bank holiday weekend ! weather mixed. views spectacular

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Sofia Maximova
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Buket Vidinlisan
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More than half of the trail is a boardwalk now so I would categorize it as easy rather than moderate. Yes, there's a rocky/pebbly bit still but it doesn't require any hiking shoes/boots at all. Runners/sneakers are good enough. Great walk overall. Very scenic route.

Janice Muddiman
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Good trail. You're exposed to the elements so wear layers and always check the weather first, strong winds today and we seen people going up in unsuitable footwear considering there are cliff tops. Use common sense and dress appropriately. Free parking at the Glendalough Hotel but get there before 9am to ensure you get a spot. Great Views, nice hike

William botelho
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Fionnuala Dorney
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Beautiful hike with lots to see: deer, mountain goats, mines, beautiful views. You're quite exposed to the elements when up above the valley so bring layers and rain gear, also a snack. Lots of climbing so you'll work the legs but it's worth it! Car park costs €4

Robert Maxwell
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Hiking

Good trail on the white route. Advertised as 3 hours but took me a little over 2 at a brisk pace. Trail to spinc is closed due to works so took a diversion on the blue route but no different. Great views and a relaxing meander down the miners trail to end it off.

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Valdus Ambru
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I come back here time after time.... Very nice places for walk.

Ciarán O'Rourke
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Easy enough trail and good for beginners.

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Jessica casey
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Hiking

Really beautiful hike. Solid ground and boardwalks. Wear rain gear. Clouds come in fast with high wind action.

tobye h.
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Hiking

I've done this a few times and it always took longer than suggested. Maybe I just like looking at all the things there are to look at.... There are lizards amongst the rocks at the right time of year and the birds of prey that hunt them hang on the warm winds above your head. Imagine! People used to live up here!

Cédric Barreault
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Randonnée très accessible dû au faite que les aménagements soient au top. Je vous conseillerai, ce n’est que mon humble avis de commencer par la gauche de la randonnée, et de finir par la route des mineurs. Pourquoi ce conseil tout simplement car la route des mineurs est très abrupte en montée et beaucoup plus simple en descente. Rando faite par beau temps, cependant en cas de faible pluie, privilégiez de commencer par la route des mineurs, il sera plus facile de monter que de descendre (risque de glissade). Sinon beau panorama arrivé en haut.

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Doug Kennedy
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Gina Holman
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Great trail, went on a cloudy day and the trail was mostly dry. We weren’t in a hurry and it took us about three hours. Saw deer, mountain goats. Lots of people out but it wasn’t really an issue, we think they had an event during the morning.

Jacqueline White
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Hiking

white route, started at the waterfall and was ready to turn back, you use every muscle in your body but once the Broadway levels out the trek is good and less painful. beautiful views

Elaine Sutcliffe
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Hiking

Trail is stunningly beautiful, lots of wildlife & easy to follow on a clear day, but do be careful if remotest sign of bad weather, the route is steep in parts & can get quite slippy. Also, goes without saying, but don’t rely on smart phone to navigate - at the top all I got was a message saying ‘sorry we don’t have detail in this area at this zoom level’. Had to zoom way out to get the map & of course that’s no use for navigation. Very well signposted though, so no real problem & well worth the climb for the views.

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Loren Dunham
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Hiking

Very beautiful views. Bring a rain jacket and enough water. Definitely bring a snack to enjoy at one of the vistas. I wish I had also had binoculars.

Peter Dubiel
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Hiking

Great hike. Awesome views. Well prepared route with sleepers most of the way.

Joe Heikkinen
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Ken Robinson
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Great views and best to approach from the Minors Village - busy at peak times

Grzegorz Kurzweg
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Similar to to "White" route but a little bit shorter. Great views, many photo opportunities. Dogs friendly.

Dee Dooley
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Hiking

Did this hike with my Daughter and Sister and Brother in-law, it was beautiful, mind blowing views and the flora and fauna was so beautiful. From mountain goats to Deer we saw it all. What an amazing hike.

Jos Evertsen
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Hiking

Good gradual and continuous climb with great panorama views of the glacial valley and two lakes.

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