keadeen (Céidín) Mountain Wicklow — Keadeen 653m Mountain

Keadeen Mountain sits at an elevation of 653 metres (2,142 ft), and is Eire’s 152nd–highest mountain. We drove by way of the city of Rathdangan and hiked Keadeen mountain from the trailhead forestry automotive park.

Keadeen Key info

  • We hiked 9.4km out and again to the two mountains.
  • It took us 2 hours with small breaks
  • Moist gear was required as the highest part is kind of boggy
  • Parking is restricted
  • Not appropriate for youths in winter
  • Problem- Total, it’s not too onerous. 4 out of 10 for problem
  • Suggestion- A pleasant stroll, and a simple summit

Keadeen Map

Under is a map of the stroll to Keadeen summit.

Keadeen map

Keaden Carpark Begin

The car park is located here. Come early to this mountain as parking is restricted. Solely 4-5 areas can be found for automobiles on this forestry highway location.

Mountain climbing Keadeen Mountain

The hike begins on the automotive park. Make sure to flip left immediately and never stroll up the foresty highway, as I did.

keadeen hike start

On the automotive park observe the path footpath lower into the wooden and never the forestry highway. As soon as you discover the trail the path to the summit is well-worn and straightforward to observe.

After a few 200m stroll and a gentle climb alongside the sting of the wooden, you come to a fence. Cross over the fence and observe the fence line up the hill. The trail is thru a area however it’s straightforward to observe.

keadeen hike wicklow

On the finish of the sector, you come onto an open mountain. From this level, it turns into very moist and boggy. Visibility was poor for us on the day of our hike however I’m positive there are superb views from right here.

Go by way of the fence opening and take care on the mountain for deep boggy sections.

From this part, you’ll descend right into a small valley after which again up one other hill. The Cairn is then located on the high.

Non-obligatory further stroll to Carrig Mountain

We determined to stroll Carrig mountain because it was solely a 4km stroll to the highest of Keadeen mountain, and we felt we would have liked to stretch our legs a bit extra.

We walked again down the hill however now adopted the fence line the entire strategy to Carrig Cairn.

The Cairn for Carrig Mountain was solely a pile of stones nevertheless it was a pleasant little further stroll to complete off the hike. We used the identical path to return again to the automotive.