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Crone Woods - Maulin Mountain Loop
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Free to visit
Free car parking
Standing on the summit slopes of magnificent Maulin Mountain is your just reward for this 6km County Wicklow loop. Embrace the Garden of Ireland’s stunning scenery and views as far as Dublin Bay too.

Traversing pleasant forest tracks and paths across the heathery slopes of Maulin Mountain, this loop takes 2.5 hours to complete and is one of the best forest walks in Wicklow.

Strenuous in grade, this Crone Woods trail sits on the southern side of Glencree Valley. You’ll enjoy exceptional views over this majestic valley, one of a series of glaciated valleys in this part of beautiful Wicklow.

Ascending 350m over the route, the viewpoint at Ride Rock is a real treat. Overlooking serene Powerscourt Waterfall and the inspiring Great Sugar Loaf, this spot also boasts distant views of Dublin Bay and the city itself.

Once you’ve soaked up every charming mountain and valley vista, nearby Enniskerry is the place to stop for a little rest or a welcome cup of coffee.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Crone Woods
Dogs allowed:
    Time:2.5 hours
    Nearest town start:Enniskerry
    Start point:Crone Woods entrance car park
    Finish point:Crone Woods entrance car park
    Waymarking:arrows on red disc with footprints
Why we like it
  • The first section of this loop overlaps with the Wicklow Way – a  waymarked route that extends from Dublin City, through County Wicklow and into County Carlow. The two routes part company at the magnificent Ride Rock viewing point, overlooking Powerscourt Waterfall. 
Contact details
Wicklow Way, Crone, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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CyclingWicklow Way

Ideal for the experienced walker, the Wicklow Way was Ireland’s very first waymarked trail and remains as popular as ever. This linear route unfolds over 129km, connecting Dublin’s leafy suburbs with the raw beauty of counties Wicklow and Carlow.

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