Powerscourt Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Powerscourt Waterfall Trail is a 6.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bahana, Wicklow, Ireland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
320 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

4 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. A few observations:

- This trail starts on a downhill so be ready to finish on a steep uphill when you may be tired.

- You can get discreetly into Powerscourt Waterfall for free this way, but shhh, don't tell anyone ;-)

- Terrain is rough, muddy and overgrown with gorse in places, so wear decent boots and outerwear

- Trail starts off in mostly commercial, managed evergreen woods but there is lovely old, deciduous woodland at the floor of the valley

- Look out for nice distant views of Powerscourt Waterfall as you start out

- The car park closes at 4pm in winter so watch out for that. If you don't want to race the clock, there is some limited parking available on the road outside the car park; just use that.

hiking
9 months ago