Trooperstown Forest is home to the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Teams base (which is easily seen from the road) and the Wicklow Mountains National Park Headquarters. Drive in along the road which will bring you to a car park beside the river, your walk starts here. Cross over the bridge and take the forest road leading to the left, this then branches as you take the route to the right and uphill. A tough climb will bring you to the top of the forest with amazing views over the Wicklow Mountains and into Glendalough Valley. Descent along the wide road to the start point. You can do this walk in either direction.
Grade: Easy , the route is not marked.
Estimated time: 1hr
Total height climbed: 100m
Highest point: 240m
Terrain underfoot: Forest trail and paths
Suitable for: families etc, steep uphill sections
Notes: the roadway which runs through the forest is a public road and will have local traffic.
How to get to start point: Trooperstown Forest
- GPS FOR START POINT: 53.007063,-6.28483
- Bus: St Kevins Bus www.glendaloughbus.com/ +353 (0)1 281 8119