The steep climb up along the Poulanass Waterfall is worth the effort. The name Poulanass is taken from the Irish ‘Poll an Eas’ which means ‘hole of the waterfall’. As you reach the highest point you turn left over the bridge and start the descent through the Oak woods to the car park.
This trail begins with a short but steep climb on a path up by Poulanass Waterfall and plunge pools. The trail crosses above the waterfall onto forest road to drop down through mixed woodlands to the valley floor (listen out here for the woodland birds).
Markings: The route is marked with pink arrows – Loop Trail
Estimated time: 45mins
Total height climbed: 85m
Highest point: 210m
Terrain underfoot: Rough tracks.
Suitable for: Families with older children, adults
Notes: Not suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs etc
How to get to start point: Upper Lake Car Park Glendalough
- GPS START POINT: 53.005,-6.3449
- GRID REF: T 111 961
- Bus: St Kevins Bus www.glendaloughbus.com +353 (0)1 281 8119