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Walks in Dublin: 25+ Dublin Walks You NEED to try! (Locals Guide)

Ireland is a country full of astonishing beauty. Within minutes of Dublin city centre, there are stunning mountain trails, seaside walks and beautiful parks just waiting to be explored. So whether you are planning to spend the day exploring the scenic side of Ireland’s capital. Or, are looking to check out some of the best evening walks in Dublin. Look no further because this post has it all!

This guide will take you through some of Dublin most scenic locations, which are home to some phenomenal views of the city, wildlife opportunities and picture-perfect trails. All of which are the perfect addition to any Ireland itinerary. The end of the post will even feature some of my favourite walks in Wicklow, all of which are only a short distance from Dublin. So, get ready to add these wonderful walks to your Dublin itinerary.

25+ Best Walks in Dublin Ireland

Nice Walks in Dublin that are easy to reach by public transport

First, let’s start this post off with some stunning walks in Dublin that are easily accessible via public transport. All walks mentioned can be reached via bus or train.

Walks in Dublin Phoenix Park Deer
The Phoenix Park, Dublin

1) The Phoenix Park

The first Dublin walk on the list is none other than the Phoenix Park. The Phoenix Park is the largest city park in Europe, stretching for 1,750 acres.

If you’re visiting Dublin on a holiday or vacation, chances are you will end up in the Phoenix park at some stage.

The Phoenix Park is home to some of the best things to do in Dublin. Like, the Áras an Uachtaráin (The President of Ireland’s House), Dublin Zoo, historic monuments, and gardens.

If you are planning to spend the day exploring the park, I would 100% suggest keeping an eye out for the Phoenix park deer. Currently, there is about 400 to 450 fallow deer that roam freely through the park. They are extremely placid and quite used to humans walking about.

Please note, it may be tempting to feed the deer human food like carrots or bread. The deer are wild animals and should only eat natural food like tree’s, plants and grass.

Getting to the Phoenix park: Many busses drive from Dublin city centre to the Phoenix Park. Just note, that the park is huge so be sure to put the exact location you wish to visit into google maps.

ℹ️ Pheonix Park Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (Free)
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: Many Options to Choose From
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy

walks around dublin Dun Laoghaire Pier
Dun Laoghaire Pier, dublin Ireland

2) Dun Laoghaire Pier

One of my favourite places to go for an evening stroll in Dublin would have to be Dun Laoghaire.

The stunning seaside town is the perfect place to buy ice cream and walk along the pier. It makes for a great addition on any Ireland Itinerary.

It only takes a half-hour to walk the full length of the pier and on a sunny day, Teddy’s ice cream stall is open at the lighthouse that acts as a great reward.

After a scrumptious ice cream and a nice walk, why not brave the cold Irish sea and go for a swim at the forty-foot?

For those of your wondering how on earth Dun Laoghaire is pronounced. Don’t worry it’s not as scary as it looks. In fact, it’s quite simple. Just say… DUN LERRY. It translates as ‘the fort of Laoghaire’ from the Irish Language.

Yes, I know, we Irish like to complicate things.

Getting to Dun Laoghaire: Dun Laoghaire is only a 30-minute dart ride from Dublin’s City Centre. Making it the perfect place for a scenic stroll.

ℹ️ Dun Laoghaire Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (Pay & Display)
🚶‍♀️Walk Info: Pier Walks (East & West)
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy

hiking dublin Killiney Hill
Killiney Hill, County Dublin

3) Killiney Hill

So, next on of the list of one of the best Dublin walks, is Killiney. There are many walks in Killiney just waiting to be explored. If you are looking for a relaxing stroll that takes minimal effort why not walk along Killiney beach. It is the perfect place to relax and take in the wonderful views of the Great Sugar Loaf.

If you are up for a little bit more of a challenge, head up towards Killiney Hill for a phenomenal 360 view of Dublin on one side and Wicklow on the other. It is honestly one of the most beautiful places in Dublin.

Killiney is another great place to go for a swim, with a natural swimming pool located at the Vico Bathing Place.

How to get to Killiney: It takes a little over 30 minutes to reach Killiney from Tara Dart Station in the city centre (google maps directions).

ℹ️ Killiney Hill Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (FREE)
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 30 minutes (or more depending on route)
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy

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The Sunset at Howth Lighthouse
The Sunset at Howth Lighthouse

4) Howth Harbour

Another seaside town that is ideal for strolling about and enjoying the views of the ocean is Howth. Grab yourself some ‘chipper’ at the famous Beshoffs fish and chips shop and stroll along the pier with food in hand.

There is also a range of wonderful restaurants to choose from in Howth if you prefer a sit down meal. Make sure to check out my tipping in Ireland guide before you book 😉

Howth is possibly my favourite place to watch the sunset in Dublin. Walk out to the Howth lighthouse for the perfect golden hour pic. The sunsets right along the waterfront.

However, it is important to not let the sun fool you. Even with the sun shining, Ireland can still be extremely cold. Be sure to come prepared for unpredictable weather when packing for Ireland. It common to see rail, hail, sleet and snow all in the one day 🤣

ℹ️ Howth Harbour Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes (Directions)
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (Pay & Display)
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 40 minutes
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy

Walks in Dublin Howth Cliff Walk
Sunset, Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland

5) Howth Cliff Walk

If you are looking for something a little more exciting than walking along Howth’s pier then consider checking out the towns stunning cliffs walk.

And while it is not nearly as famous as the likes of the Cliffs of Moher, it is still one of the most stunning cliff walks in Ireland. The trail can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to complete.

It is the perfect day trip option from Dublin and a popular spot to bring a picnic.

If you are looking to visit at sunset, I recommend going to the Sutton end of the cliffs. Here, you will have a breath taking view over the Martello Tower at golden hout.

How to get to Howth: Howth is only a 30-minute dart ride from the city centre, check out the directions on Google Maps.

ℹ️ Howth Cliff Walk Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes (Directions)
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (Pay & Display)
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 2/3 hours
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Walks in Dublin Sandymount
Sandymount, Dublin

6) Sandymount

If you are looking for a nice easy stroll along a beach then Sandymount is the spot for you! It is a great place to visit after a long day at work, walk along the sand and take a moment to step back and think.

It’s quite an interesting beach as at low tide, it can be hard to actually see the sea the water does be that far out.

You can see Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg Chimney’s and lighthouse in the distance, and there is even an option to extend you walk towards them (more info coming).

How to get to Sandymount: Sandymount is a 15 minute dart ride from Tara Street in Dublin city centre (Google Maps).

ℹ️ Sandymount Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes (Google Maps)
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: N/A
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy

Walks in Dublin Poolbeg Lighthouse

7) The Great South Wall – Poolbeg Lighthouse

This is by far one of my favourite walks in Dublin, home to the iconic Poolbeg Lighthouse.

The Great South Wall walk takes a little over an hour to complete providing you leave from the car park.

It can be quite busy at time’s so factor in some time to look for a space.

It is a wonderful spot to go for sunset and watch the Dublin skyline glow at golden hour.

Unfortunately, this trail isn’t as easy to access via public transport. You can get the DART to Sandymount Strand from there it will take you are further 30 minutes to walk to Poolbeg car park. So, 2/3 hours in total.

ℹ️ Great South Wall Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Not Really
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 1 hour+
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy

Walks in Dublin Marley Park
Sunrise at Marley Park, Dublin

8) Marley Park

Marley park is a lovely spot to go for an evening walk for those living on the South Side of the city.

The park has over 86 acres, with ponds, forestry and trails. They also have a farmers market on the weekends.

If you are looking for somewhere quite to walk your dog then Marley is ideal, as they also have a dog park where you can let them off the lead to run around with other furry friends.

The park is located in the Dublin suburb, Rathfarnham. And is just a 40-minute bus ride from the city centre. Making it the ideal spot for a picnic or relaxing day with friends.

ℹ️ Marley Park Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes (Directions)
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: N/A
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy

Royal Canal

9) Dublin’s Royal Canal

Dublin’s Grand Canal is a beautiful place to go for a stroll in all seasons but it is particularly beautiful in the Autumn time.

The water is relatively still along the canal making it the perfect place to see the trees and boats reflect upon the waterfront.

The walk itself can be as long or a short as you make it as it actually stretches as far as County Waterford. Now, of course you will not walk the entire thing but it is nice to pick a section to enjoy.

It is easy to access the trail via bus or Luas and the canal runs through popular areas such as Portobello and Rathmines. Both areas are a good starting point for the walk.


Sunrise at Tower Bay Beach, Portrane, Dublin Ireland
Sunrise at Tower Bay Beach, Portrane, Dublin Ireland

10) Donabate to Portrane Cliff Walk

If you are looking for a completely underrated coastal walk in Dublin then you need to check out the Portrane cliff walk.

These cliffs are far less known than that of its nearby neighbour, Howth.

The trail begins at Donabate and continues for 2 kilometres until you reach Tower Bay at Portrane. The trail then loops back around totalling 4 kilometres altogether.

Now, while this cliffs are rather small compared to Croaghaun Ireland’s highest sea cliffs, they are still rather beautiful. And along the path, you will be presented with amazing views of Dublin’s coastline. It is also one of the best places in the county to watch the sunrise!

ℹ️ Donabate to Portrane Cliff Walk Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes (Directions)
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 4km
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Hikes in Dublin

Ok, so now that we have discovered the best walks in Dublin that are accessible via public transport. It’s time to look at hiking the Dublin mountain way. The Dublin mountains is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. They are home to stunning views of Dublin city and beautiful scenery.

The Hellfire Club Walk
The Hellfire Club Walk

11) The Hellfire Club

The hellfire club is one of my favourite Dublin hikes, the short 30/40 minute trail brings walkers to the top of Montpellier hill.

Where you are presented with amazing views of Dublin City and beyond. It’s the ideal location to have a picnic and watch the sunset over the city.

If you are looking to visit some of Dublin’s Free attractions this is the perfect place to start.

Not only does this trail excel in beauty and nature, it also has a spooky past. On the foot of the hill lies the old ruins of the Dublin Hellfire Club.

That is said to have burned down after it was paid a visit from the Devil. It is possible to explore inside the old ruins, although to this day I still get the chills each time I walk inside. So, explore at your own risk.

How to get to the Hellfire Club:

The Hell Fire Club is a 30 minutes drive from Dublin, and unfortunately there is no way of reaching the trail via public transport. And Dublin is a rather expensive city, especially when it comes to taxi’s but this is really the only option unless you rent a car or live here already. Taxi’s will cost around 25/30 euro from the city. The car park is free, just take note of the opening times. It opens from 9:00 pm April to September and until 5:00 pm October to March. Double-check the time upon arrival.

ℹ️ The Hellfire Club Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: No
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 1 hour loop
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

The Dublin Mountains Hikes
Dublin Mountains

12) Cruagh & Massey’s Woods

Nearby the Hellfire Club lies Cruagh and Massey’s woods. This is one of the most beautiful Dublin Mountain walks and a true Ireland Hidden Gem.

Both are beautiful places to walk and explore. If you want to make a day out of hiking in Dublin, you can combine all 3 trails, the Hellfire, Massey’s & Cruagh together. However, be mindful of this as you will need to cross a country road to do so.

All three walks offer outstanding views of Dublin city, and on a sunny day you can even make out some of the key landmarks such as Poolbeg, the Convention Centre and the Spire (with a lot of focus that is).

There is multple trails in Cruagh, I reccomend taking the white trail for those wanting to explore the board walk.

ℹ️ Cruagh & Massey’s Woods Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: No
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 1/3 hours
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Ticknock Dublin Mountains
Ticknock, Dublin

13) Ticknock

Another one of my favourite hikes near Dublin city is the three rock & Ticknock trails. This area of the Dublin mountains is famous for the following adventure sports, mountain biking, bouldering and hiking.

The main trail is a moderate difficulty, it is however possible to follow the main road around for those with a lower fitness level. Once walkers arrive at the 3 large rocks, they will be presented with outstanding views of Dublin City, Dublin Bay and Wicklow.

Ticknock is home to many marked trailheads such as the Fairy Castle Loop, the Dublin Mountain Way and the Wicklow Way.

Getting to Ticknock: Ticknock is only reachable via car but there is free onsite parking. Directions can be seen on Google Maps.

ℹ️ Ticknock Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: No
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 1/2 hours (can do more if you want)
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Moderate

Leadmines Dublin

14) The Lead Mines Peak

Next, let’s take a look at a highly underrated walk in the Dublin Mountains, and that is the Ballycorus Lead Mines.

There are two possible routes in which you can take, the first being, the Lead Mines Way, a 2 km easy walk through the forest that ends at an old lead mines chimney. Taking around 40 minutes to complete.

And the Mountain Access Route is a 0.5 km (30 min) moderately difficult trail that leads to the top of Carrickgollogan hill with stunning views of Dublin, Wicklow, and the Irish Sea.

What makes this walk extra unique is the Ballycorus leadmine which sits on top of the mountain, this building was founded in 1807 and it is still possible to go inside it to this day.

ℹ️ The Lead Mines Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes (Directions)
🚗 Parking On Site: Limited
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 1+ hour there and back
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Hikes in Dublin Kippure

15) Kippure Mountain

So, this one is slightly up for debate on what county this walk actually belongs too.

Kippure is the highest point in the Dublin mountains and runs along the Dublin/Wicklow boarder.

There are a few routes that you can take, but today we are going to talk about the Dublin one.

Start your hike here, at the feather beds, and follow the path walking towards the television areils.

The terrain can be muddy in places and quite difficult for those not used to uneven/steep terrain.

The trail takes around 4 hours to complete, and from the summit, hikers are treated with an epic 360 view of County Dublin and County Wicklow.

Just be mindful as places to park are rather limited, alternatively, you can also start this hike from the Lough Bray’s upper lake in County Wicklow (see Google Maps for Location). There is a lot more parking here but the walk takes longer.

ℹ️ Kippure Mountain Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: No
🚗 Parking On Site: Limited
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 4 Hours (There & Back)
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Moderate/Hard

16) The Bohernabreena Reservoir

The Bohernabreena Reservoir is one of my favourite walks in all of Dublin, tucked away in the Glenasmole Valley, it truly is one of Dublin’s Hidden Gems. This 10-kilometre walk can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on how you decide to walk. It is suitable for all fitness levels and follows a path for most of the walk’s duration. 

On the walk, you will be treated to stunning views of both the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. The Reservoir is the ideal place to spend the day out in nature and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

How to get to Bohernabreena Reservoir: Although there is a car park on-site, it is very small and difficult to get parking. When visiting Bohernabreena Reservoir it is best to walk from nearby housing estates.

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Nice Walks in Dublin Parks

Dublin is home to some beautiful parks, below is a list of some of my favourite parks to visit for an evening stroll.

St. Annes Park, Dublin, Ireland

17) St. Annes Park 

Saint Anne’s Park is located on the Northside of Dublin and is one of the most beautiful parks in the county. The park is home to old ruins, Chinese Suzhou Gardens, Rose Gardens and some magical artwork.

On the outskirts of the park lies Ireland’s very own tree of life. The iconic art piece was created by talented sculptor Tommy Craggs after the historic tree had to be taken down due to safety concerns. Instead of removing the tree completely, the council hired Tommy to bring the tree back to life by sculpting wooden animal inspired by the wildlife found in Saint Annes Park and Bull Island.

St. Annes Park is a wonderful place to go for an evening stroll and take in the beautiful surroundings.

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Bushy Park, Dublin, Ireland
Bushy Park, Dublin, Ireland

18) Bushy Park

If you are looking for a nice park on the South Side of the city to go for an evening stroll then I highly recommend checking out Bushy Park.

The large park is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon, bring a picnic along and enjoy the scenery.

There is also a range of things to do in this park from checking out the football pitches, ponds, tennis courts, playgrounds and skateparks.

It is also a lovely place to begin the River Dodder walk and the park is particularly beautiful in the Autumn time.

It is quite easy to reach from the city centre and there is plenty of parking nearby.


The Firhouse Weir, the Dodder, Dublin, Ireland
The Firhouse Weir, the Dodder, Dublin, Ireland

19) The Dodder Walk

If you are looking to enjoy a long yet not too strenuous stroll in Dublin then why not check out the Dodder Walk.

This stunning trail stretches across a large portion of South Dublin and continues for nearly 8 kilometres. Taking over 1h30 minutes to walk one way.

On the trail, you will come across beautiful waterfalls/weirs, ponds, parks and an endless amount of birds.

If this sounds like the ideal walk for you, be sure to check out all trails for a more detailed guide and map.

There is many places to park you car along this route depending on where you decide to start.


20) The National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are a peaceful and beautiful place that you can visit in Dublin.

Entry is FREE, and there is plenty to do a see there, from learning about the science of all the plants, the collections species and where they originated from.

The gardens are located in Glasnevin, just three kilometres from the city centre.

You can spend some time exploring the greenhouses, the river side walks and surrounding nature.

It is really something fun and different to do on a sunny day and the perfect add to your Dublin itinerary.


The War Memorial Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
The War Memorial Gardens, Dublin, Ireland

21) The War Memorial Gardens

Another underrated place to go for a walk in Dublin is the War Memorial Gardens near the Phoenix Park.

The gardens are dedicated to the 49,400 Irish soldiers who lost their lives during the first world war.

The gardens are home to ‘rose gardens, herbaceous borders and extensive tree-planting’ and are a great place to go for a stroll, relax and reflect.

One thing I particularly like about going for a walk here is how quite it tends to be. I have been a handful of times and only meet two or three others on my visit.

There is also a large carpark onsite, making it a super convenient place to explore the surrounding area’s too.


Beautiful Walks Near Dublin

The next section of this post will feature some of the most stunning walks in Wicklow. One of the best things about Ireland is the countries size. So much beauty is all located close together. All of the following walking trails are 1-hour drive or less away from Dublin City Centre.

22) Glendalough

Ok, so last on the list for the best walks in Wicklow is the famous Glendalough. The Glacier Valley is part of Wicklow Mountain National Park and offers walkers stunning views of the valley, both the upper and lower lakes and endless wildlife.

Glendalough has a total of 9 trails to choose from making it one of the best places for hikes in Wicklow. If you would like to take part in a moderate to difficult trail consider hiking the Spinc route for the best views of the National Park.

Getting to Glendalough from Dublin: Glendalough is one hour from Dublin by car making it ideal for a day trip from Dublin (Google Maps directions).

Alternatively, there is a bus that leaves from the City Centre costing 20 euro for a return trip.

ℹ️ Great Sugar Loaf Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (Paid)
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: Multiple Routes (ranging from 1/5 hours)
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy/Moderate/Hard
Check Out My Youtube Video on Glendalough
In this video, we hike along one of the most popular trails at Glendalough, the Spinic. This trail takes a total of 4 hours to complete and we even find some hidden rock pools along the way!

At the end of the video we visit the town of Enniskerry where they were filming the Disney Movie Disenchanted. It was pretty cool to see all the sets in a small Irish town.
evening walks in dublin Bray
Bray, Wicklow

23) Explore Bray Promenade & Bray Head on a Summers Day

Bray is a stunning seaside town just a 40-minute dart journey from Dublin city centre.

There is so much to see and do in Bray, like a walk down the gorgeous promenade, go the sea-life centre or get ice cream or order a Crêpe in Ginos.

If you are looking for more of an uphill walk, why not hike up Bray Head for an outstanding birds-eye view of Bray and beyond.

The Bray head trial is even more exciting at sunset. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the summit but it is STEEP.

Getting to Bray from Dublin: Bray is easily accessible via car, bus or dart. Directions can be seen on Google Maps.

ℹ️ Bray Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes (Directions)
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (Pay & Display)
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: Promenade (30 mins) Bray Head (1+hour)
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Bray to Greystones Walk
Bray to Greystones Walk, Wicklow

24) Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk (Currently Closed)

Possibly, one of the most popular Wicklow walks is the Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk.

The trail is about 7 kilometres long and takes around 2 hours to complete. The route brings walkers along the sea line and offers beautiful views of the ocean, the railroad and overhanging cliffs.

The walk begins in Bray and ends in the neighbouring town Greystones.

On the trail, you will encounter beautiful wildflowers, coastal birds and you may even see some sea life swimming about.

Once you arrive in Greystones, reward yourself with a bite to eat and a wander through the charming town.

ℹ️ Bray Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: Yes (Directions)
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (Pay & Display)
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 2 hours
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall, Wicklow

25) Powerscourt Waterfall

Another beautiful place to go for a stroll is Powerscourt Waterfall in County Wicklow.

It’s the second highest waterfall in Ireland reaching 398ft. It’s a wonderful place to capture some pictures and have a picnic.

There are many trails around the Dargle River and the Waterfall for walkers to enjoy.

The Powerscourt estates are located nearby and are home to a golf course, beautiful gardens and a stunning view of the great sugar loaf.

Getting to Powerscourt Waterfall from Dublin: The waterfall is a 40-minute drive from Dublin City Centre (Google Maps Directions).

ℹ️ Powerscourt Waterfall Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: No
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes (Payed)
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 1-3 hours
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Easy

The Great Sugar Loaf Hike Wicklow Ireland
The Great Sugar Loaf, County Wicklow

26) The Great Sugar Loaf

The Great Sugar Loaf is an outstanding mountain that stands isolated from the rest. The 501-metre mountain can be seen from all over east Wicklow and parts of Dublin.

The Mountain has two possible trails up to the summit, one takes 1 hour to climb while to other takes two and a half hours. Don’t let the short time to reach the summit fool you, this is still a relatively difficult trail to complete.

However, the difficulty of the trail is 100% worth it for the breathtaking views at the top.

Walkers will be please to see a beautiful view of the Irish Coast, endless green fields and a wider view of the Wicklow mountain range.

ℹ️ Great Sugar Loaf Key Information
🚌 Accessible By Public Transport: No
🚗 Parking On Site: Yes
🚶‍♀️Walk Duration: 1H30
🥾 Walk Difficulty: Moderate/Hard

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