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Powerscourt Waterfall Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kilmacanoge, County Wicklow, Ireland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 997 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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The 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. There are also views of Wicklow Sugar Loaf along the way. 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

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Reviews (47)
Photos (26)
Recordings (32)
Completed (94)
Tapin Sharma
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Trail is nice..try to follow the map and avoid bike trails.

Emma Carrington
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Hiking

Suitable for almost all except small children and buggies. Good for families. Mostly gravel trail. Small section of woodland which was nice.

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Simone Teodoreto
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HikingOff trail

Excellent hike. keep your eyes on the map.

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Paul Gonnelly
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Really enjoyable, great to hike up to the waterfall. Parked at Bikers Carpark, barrier closes at 4pm so beware.

daniel hearne
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

bery good for off trail walking, no adequate signage. Excellent views of wicklow sugar loaf and powerscourt waterfall

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Brandon Wysowski
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HikingBridge outMuddy

A route if someone is actually looking to hike in order to see the waterfall rather than paying a couple euros to drive right up to it. Lots of path options and it mostly depends on where you can cross and what terrain steepness you feel comfortable with.

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Adam Woodard
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HikingBridge outMuddyOff trailWashed out
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Alvi Nikartas
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HikingOff trailRocky

Great short route

lee condell
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HikingBridge outMuddyOver grownPrivate propertyScramble
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Ian Pender
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HikingBugsMuddyOff trail

nice easy walk. my kids enjoyed follow this map and the adventure crossing the river and finding the waterfall.

Lisa Wiegel
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Hiking

Very easy trail, but we had fun navigating through the forest and crossing the river. As an added bonus, we avoided the entrance fee for the waterfall. Beautiful sight. There are toilets and food stand near the waterfall.

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Noel O Connor
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Great adventure... Recommended

Barbora Tomeckova
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Adrian Jaros
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Nice short trails for the kiddos and lots to keep them interested e.g. the relatively large, fun filled playground and the activity markers along the trails. Didn't try the BBQ area but looked like great spots for such. Parking is a tad more expensive than most others trails.

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