Clogrennan Loop Trail

Trail description

Starting from the car park, follow the purple arrow along the forestry roadway for 500m to reach a Y-junction.  This is the point from which the loop proper begins - you will be returning to this point from the left on the return section.  For now - proceed straight and continue to follow the forestry roadway for 200m to cross a stream at a concrete bridge and another 300m takes you to a woodland track on your left where you turn left. Follow the track as it zig-zags uphill.   At the top of the climb turn around and marvel in the great view of Carlow and the River barrow below.  The loop joins a sandy forestry track and turns left.  Over the next 500m the terrain changes from a sandy track path to forestry roadway - and fine views of Carlow Town and the River Barrow open up on your left.  Cross a stream at a concrete 'ford' at a sharp left bend and continue for another 300m to regain the junction from where you started the loop.

This time turn right and enjoy the last 500m back to the trailhead and maybe stop at the picnic area just before the car park.

Trail Name: Clogrennan Loop Trail
Recreation Site: Clogrennan  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:3.5km
Time: 1hr 30m
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 50
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:Purple