Carrickgollogan - Lead Mines Way - (Orange)

Hikers in the Dublin Mountains on a sunny day
  • Loop
  • Easy
  • 2.30km
  • 40 mins
Embrace impressive views over Dublin Bay, the city and the coast on this gentle 2km forest loop near Kilternan, County Dublin.

An easy forest loop over woodland paths, the pleasant Carrickgollogan Lead Mines Way takes just 40 minutes to complete.

This trail loops anticlockwise around lush Carrickgollogan forest, giving walkers the option of veering north to the disused 19th-century lead mines chimney or south to Carrickgollogan Hill.

The historic lead mines chimney was in use until the 1920s, from this point you’ll embrace views of Dublin City, pretty Dublin Bay and its recognisable coastline.

The viewing rock atop Carrickgollogan Hill boasts more superb views, this time of verdant South Dublin and North Wicklow. The climb to the hill is short and traverses a moderately sloped footpath.

After your loop, nearby Kilternan is the place to stop for that well-earned cup of tea.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Nearest town start:
Start point:
Carrickgollogan Forest Entrance car park
Finish point:
Carrickgollogan Forest entrance car park
Dogs allowed: