The Best places to go hiking in Dublin - Dublin Visitor Centre

The Best places to go hiking in Dublin

The best places to hike and enjoy fresh air outside of the City!

After a long week of work, there is nothing better than a quick hike outside the city to clear our mind. Some people say that the best things in life are free … in this case they are right.  Here are our top 5 Best places to go hiking in Dublin.

1) Dalkey and Killiney Hill

The hike between Dalkey and Killiney Hill is just 2 km long which makes it an ideal distance for a solidarity hike!  This tour includes incredible places to take amazing panoramic photos of the sea ( very instagram friendly!) For people who don’t have any car, you can go to this place by train from Dublin. Really nice, isn’t it?


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2) Howth Cliff

Have you ever been to the stunning  Howth village ? If this is not the case, you don’t know what you are missing…Howth boasts incredible hiking trails along Howth Summit overlooking the Irish Sea as well as coastal walks.  Don’t forget to leave some time to visit  the resident Seal down by the Harbour. Spoiler alert … the Seagulls can get quite enthusiastic in trying to  steal your lunch..However, it is accessible by train (Dart) from Dublin. No more excuses for not going…

PS: Don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes!



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3) From Kiltipper to Glencullen

Are you looking for a more difficult or longer hike? We found the perfect hike for big walkers or bikers who loves to spend a full-day’s getaway. Indeed, 32 km are available just for you! The route goes through bog, forest and woodland, along rivers and up mountains. This could be a perfect warm up to  ‘Hell and Back’ Obstacle Course



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4) Montpellier Loop Trail

If some of you are in the mood for strange stories like scandal or even murder, we have THE place to go: the Hellfire Club. You can enjoy a leisurely  4km Hike or our more adventurous Hikers can take on the 9.2 hiking challenge. Make sure that you finish your walk before Dark or you might meet some of the Spooky residents of the Hell Fire Club…


A hiking of 4 km (or 9,2 km if you want more adventure) are offered to you! Good luck!



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5) Dun Laoghaire East Pier

Last but not least,  Head to Dun Laoghaire if you would like to enjoy a  leisurely 2.6km Hike around its’ Marina.  This is another great  coastal location accessible from Dublin with the Dart or even the 46a Bus. It is the ideal hike for a Sunday before or after a fish and chips lunch, yummy!


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