The Sugar Loaf Way starts at Kilmacanogue 1916 Commemorative Garden close to Kilmacanogue village and winds its way through charming little country roads and greenways along the foothills of the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain (501 Mtrs), in times past this was the original coach road from Kilmacanogue to Roundwood.
Known locally as the “Car Road” the trail follows a route roughly parallel to the R755 but as it climbs, wonderful views over the Little Sugar Loaf, Bray and Carrigoona open up.
Travelling through little narrow lanes bordered with old stone walls, the trail turns South and begins to climb upwards through open mountain grazing where views over Djouce, Powerscourt, Deerpark and Maulin can be enjoyed. The trail eventually joins a well-used path from the Sugar Loaf car park to the summit, the Sugar Loaf Way continues to the car park.
Estimated time: 1 – 1.5hrs
Total height climbed: 206m
Highest point: 370m
Terrain underfoot: A short section of minor roadway, laneway and mountain track
Suitable for: anyone of reasonable fitness. (Beginning at the Sugar Loaf car park is the easier option if a pickup is arranged in Kilmacanogue).
GPS for start/end point:
- 53.144421, -6.154584 (Sugar Loaf Carpark)
- 53.167947, -6.137569 (Kilmacanogue)