Powercourt Waterfall from Crone
Duration: About 1.5 hours
A lower level walk to base of the spectacular Powerscourt Waterfall. The first part of the walk is through pleasant woods, before opening out into the Powerscourt Waterfall valley. The valley itself makes a good spot for a picnic (there is also a cafe), while clambering over the rocks at the base of the waterfall is always a favourite with children.
- Starting from the car park at Crone, follow the forest trail at the head of the car park. There are several twists and turns in the path, but ignore side paths and follow the route clearly marked with Wicklow Way signs.
- After a fairly long, level stretch, the path comes to a Y junction with a path to the left leading down hill. The path is a bit overgrown but easy to spot.
- Follow path downhill to a gate. Take path around right-hand side of gate.
- Turn right just after the gate into trees and head downhill to reach an old forest road.
- Follow the forest road downhill. You’ll come to a point where the road is now blocked by gorse and bracken – there is a narrow path through this, but a better (i.e. drier, less prickly) option is just to step off the road 10-20m into the trees and follow parallel to the road.
- Keep downhill and you’ll shortly come onto a metalled road. Head right and follow this road to the waterfall itself.
- Return by the same route.