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Cruagh Wood

See Dublin unfold before your eyes.

Situated to the south of Dublin city Cruagh is one of three mountain summits (Kilakee, Glendoo) in this area of the Dublin Mountains. At its highest point it is some 522m above sea level and offers among the best views over Dublin city and surroundings which lies in the flat plain below.

There are a number of waymarked trails in Cruagh Wood, the Sli na Slainte loop of forest road does provide a very pleasant walk with some outstanding views of Dublin City and the surrounding mountains. The Dublin Mountains Way passes through here and there is a mountain access route up to the open mountain.  You can also access Tibradden (Pine) Forest and Massy’s Wood from Cruagh Wood and eventually The Wicklow Way.

To extend your day out if you like adventure visit Zipit Forest Adventure in nearby Tibradden Wood. Alternatively retreat to the comfort and welcome of the Merry Ploughboy on the edge of Rathfarnham Village – you’ve earned a break and some food!

Please note this walk is considered moderate with gradual climb of 100metres.  Cruagh Wood can be accessed from either the Cruagh carpark or for a longer walk with a variety of trees, wildlife, views and heritage – from Hellfire or Massys, if visiting those locations.



No of car spaces: 35
April to September: 7:00am to 9:00pm
October to March: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Parking price: None
Parking options: Restricted hours apply


More details on the walks are available on the Dublin Mountains Partnership site.

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