Keadeen Mountain sits at an elevation of 653 metres (2,142 ft), and is Eire’s 152nd–highest mountain. We drove via the city of Rathdangan and hiked Keadeen mountain from the trailhead forestry automobile park.
Keadeen Key details
- 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 sort of boggy
- Parking is proscribed
- Not appropriate for teenagers in winter
- Problem- General, it’s not too exhausting. 4 out of 10 for issue
- Advice- A pleasant stroll, and a straightforward summit
Under is a map of the stroll to Keadeen summit.
Keaden Carpark Begin
The automobile park is situated right here. Come early to this mountain as parking is proscribed. Solely 4-5 areas can be found for vehicles on this forestry street location.
Climbing Keadeen Mountain
The hike begins on the automobile park. You’ll want to flip left immediately and never stroll up the foresty street, as I did.
On the automobile park observe the path footpath minimize into the wooden and never the forestry street. As soon as you discover the trail the path to the summit is well-worn and simple 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 discipline however it’s simple to observe.
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 certain there are wonderful views from right here.
Cross via 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 extra 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 wanted to stretch our legs a bit extra.
We walked again down the hill however now adopted the fence line the entire method to Carrig Cairn.
The Cairn for Carrig Mountain was solely a pile of stones but it surely was a pleasant little extra stroll to complete off the hike. We used the identical path to return again to the automobile.