This route provides a shorter / easier option to the Deerpark Djouce route. The route can be started in either of the car parks on the Long Hill but the lower car park is the most popular. Views of Powerscourt Waterfall, the Sugarloaf, and the Wicklow Mountains all await you on this pleasant walk.
Starting at either Long Hill or Calary carparks this trail can be done in either direction. This marked trail on forest road and track follows one of the old driving roads almost to the now dry Paddock Ponds, returning by a pleasant gradual uphill climb with good views over the Deerpark and Powerscourt Waterfall. These directions are in an anticlockwise loop from Long Hill carpark which is the first carpark on the right as you approach from Enniskerry or Dublin.
Markings: The route is marked with Blue markers – Loop Trail
Estimated time: 1.5hrs
Total height climbed: 100m
Highest point: 410m
Terrain underfoot: Forest tracks and paths
Suitable for: Families.
Notes: Parts of the route are exposed to strong weather, rainwear is recommended.
How to get to start point: Long Hill car parks.
- GPS FOR START POINT: 53.155945,-6.186972
- GRID REF: O 213 132
- Nearest public transport is to Enniskerry by Dublin Bus. www.dublinbus.ie