Once used by miners to reach the mines high above the valley floor this zigzag track starts in the Ballinafunshoge carpark. The narrow path leads you through pleasant Scots Pine forest, as you climb higher and higher the views over the valley open out below. Looking across the valley the right you’ll see Lugnaquilla, Wicklows’ highest mountain. The trail ends at the Wicklow Gap, you can follow this downhill to reach the Glenmalure Lodge or turn left to walk higher and drop into the Glendalough Valley
Grade: Moderate- short route but is a very hard climb
Estimated time: 30 mins
Total height climbed: 190m
Highest point: 320m
Terrain underfoot: old miners track
Suitable for: anyone with reasonable fitness
Notes: not suitable for pushchairs.
How to get to start point: Ballinafunshoge carpark
- GPS FOR START POINT: 52.975254,-6.391892
- There is no public transport to this location. The nearest village is Rathdrum.
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