Deerpark Trail-Maulin Trail linkup via Wicklow Way (picnic at Dargle Footbridge)

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Meet at above location, from where we will drive to our start point. This guided walk links two trails and is generally moderate with a few strenuous bits and provides great views of neighbouring Maulin, Djouce, and the Deerpark Valley,

the Great Sugar Loaf, plus Powerscourt Waterfall where the Dargle river plunges 121m (or 398ft in 'old money'), and is the highest waterfall on the island of Ireland.

The trail also includes the Paddock Ponds (now dry), which burst through it's retaining walls, when Hurricane Charlie hit Ireland in 1986. We'll take a break at the footbridge that crosses the Dargle River (Glensoulan Valley) on the Wicklow Way, and return to base via the Maulin Trail through Crone Woods.

See Coillte Outdoors web site for more info on trails in this area or click the following Coillte link:

Duration 3-4 hours

Difficulty level: moderately strenuous.

Pace: slow-MODERATE-fast.

Overall Rating: Easy - Moderate - Strenuous - Very Difficult

Fee: €5

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Required: hiking/walking boots. rain gear, spare extra layer(s), hat, gloves, drinks (incl. water), and snacks. Also recommend you carry - as the cold can be a huge problem if you get injured - a foil Thermal Blanket and a Survival Bag (plastic).


As with all outdoor sports, hiking carries the risk of injury, even serious injury or death, so you may wish to consider taking out some form of personal injury insurance. While I endeavour always to provide good advice and keep everyone safe on hikes, Mike's Hikes can accept no responsibility or liability for any injury incurred on the hikes. By your RSVP to attend, you and your guests agree to these terms.