Roundwood Reservoir Upper Vartry Trail

PLEASE NOTE this trail cannot currently be walked as a loop because a small section in the vicinity of the Paintball Facility is closed (see downloadable map). It is still possible to walk from the trailhead to this section and back again from both sides.

County Wicklow
1 review
Grade Easy
Length 6.4 km
Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Format Loop
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Green
Start Point
Knockraheen Entrance
Finish Point
Knockraheen Entrance
Nearest Town to Start Roundwood
Grid Ref. / O 203 038
Lat. and Long. 53.071629, -6.204967

This trail skirts the edges of the upper reservoir and has some steep inclines.  There are panoramic views of the Sugar Loaf and Djouce Mountains and meandering paths through woodland.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Roundwood and District Community Council, Parish Hall, Main Street, Roundwood, Co Wicklow. 


Car parking, shops, a variety of accommodation, cafés, restaurants, pubs, public toilets, all in Roundwood
Car parking only at trailhead but a safe pedestrian access to Roundwood village (800m) via a pedestrian footpath

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series 56
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

St Kevin's Bus Service (Dublin City Centre to Glendalough) has a number of services per day 


Maria O’Rourke from Wicklow

A beautifully scenic looped trail

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