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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 111,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, Extent1 For all tops   Highest summit: Lugnaquilla, 925m

Summits in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 379mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 396mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 366mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 395mSeahan 647mSeefin 621mSeefingan 723mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrigshouk 573mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroghan Kinsella 606mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mScarr 641mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 548mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mTable Mountain 702mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 681mTonduff 642mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686m
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Trooperstown Hill Hill Maoilín A name in Irish
(Ir. Maoilín [OSI], 'little round hill') Wicklow County In Carn List

Height: 430m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T16620 95200 This summit has been logged as climbed by 144 members. Recently by: cmcgov, aidand, damo11, Moneenman, ckilm, bria5n1, aaronfarrell, EefaBee, grizzly_scounter, Sarkuns, majestic0110, marybyrne, madeleineblue, Trailtrekker, Fergalh
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Longitude: -6.264062, Latitude: 52.995401 Prominence: 251m,   Isolation: 4.7km
ITM: 716532 695262,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TrprHl, 10 char: TrprstwHil

Trooperstown Hill is the 692nd highest summit in Ireland.

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A good place to view the Wicklow Mountains
Short Summary created by mcrtchly  17 Jan 2011 Trooperstown Hill is one of the westerly outposts of the Wicklow Mountains and as such it gives good views of much of the surrounding hills to the west, north and south. On clear days the Wicklow coast can be seen to the east and maybe the Welsh Mountains beyond.

There are two principal points of access. The first option is to take the Military road (R755) south from Laragh and take a left turn before Bookey Bridge and another left turn up an unsurfaced road after about 1km. Parking at a junction at T15589540 (Point A) about 800m along the unsurfaced road. From here a rough track/path on the right heads SE to the junction after about 1km at the southern end of the hill (T165947 (Point B)) where you turn left and head to the summit which is reached after a further 500m. The time to the top and back is about 1.5hrs. The second option is either to continue along the unsurfaced road and park on the right just before the obvious phone mast at T163961 (Point C). This point can also be reached from the north on minor roads from the R763. From this point a short steep track/path leads to the summit which is reached in about 20-25mins. Either walk is not too boggy but the paths have been churned up in places by quad bikes.

A third option would be to park at the car park near the Parks HQ at T159969 (Point D) and take the path across the Avonmore River then turn left and follow the path up through the forest until reaching the road near to the phone mast. Turn right here and follow second route to the summit.
Point A: T1558 9540 Point B: T165 947 Point C: T163 961
Point D: T159 969

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by padodes  24 Mar 2008 Unlike all too many of the 400m hills in Wicklow, small outliers plagued with dense forest, Trooperstown (Maolín) is well worth the short climb. Any glance at the map shows why. It is like the centre of a fan, with the long ribs of the eastern mountains descending towards it, their colourful valleys in between, especially Glenmacnass, Glendasan and the entrance to Glendalough (visible in the photo). A whole array of well-known peaks are distinguishable, from the white triangle of the Great Sugar Loaf in the north to the equally recognisable triangle of Croaghanmoira in the south, peeping over the shoulder of Kirikee. In between, there are splendid views of Scarr, Tonelagee,Camaderry, Derrybawn, to name but a few. Even the summit of distant Lugnaquillia is within range. It’s easy to get to Trooperstown Hill. Just south of Laragh, take a left turn before Bookey Bridge and about a kilometre on take a left turn up an unsurfaced road (with care, if you don’t want to risk an axle!). Parking at T 1558 9540, you’ll see a rutted track to the right, that winds up towards the top at T 1664 9527 (Point E). The obvious place to go from here is to the connected 396m top at T 1774 9462 (Point F) and then on to the 340m top just south, if you contour around the back of the forest. It’s a nice walk down to Clara from here, if you can arrange a second car to meet you. If not, there are so many tracks across these tops that you can follow all kinds of permutations and combinations to get you back to the start without having to retrace your steps. Unfortunately, the terrible quads have also discovered the all-too-accessible beauty of this area and many of the tracks are theirs.
Point E: T1664 9527 Point F: T1774 9462
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trooperstown Hill in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: glistening green and earthy brown
Reuniting with an old friend
by wicklore  4 Jul 2011 A live post from Trooperstown Hill.

I'm sitting here at the summit of Trooperstown Hill admiring the views. I can't really add anything new that others haven't already said, I took the track at T163961 and rambled up in about 25 minutes. The north slope of the hill I walked up is a mixture of bright green ferns and brown heather. The angle of the sun was making the green of the ferns shimmer in a remarkable way that contrasted sharply but beautifully with the surrounding dark heather. These earthy colours are at their best in todays sunshine, and as I look at all the hills and mountains to the south, west and north I see these brown and green colours reflected on every summit far and wide.

The views include distant Tara Hill to the south in Wexford all the way to Kippure in the north west on the Dublin/ Wicklow border. I can identify 35 or so summits, and amongst these I can identify 9 of the top 10 highest mountains in the Dublin/Wicklow range. (I can't see Slievemaan as it is on the other side of Lugnaquillia)

Being a peak bagger too long could make one a stranger to old mountain friends. As I reach the point where unclimbed summits recede to the western and northern fringes of the island I have been turning once again to my own backyard - these Dublin & Wicklow hills. I am delighting in rediscovering these old friends, some of whom I haven't visited in 10 years. But they have remained true and Trooperstown Hill here is one excellent example of a small summit with outstanding views. I'll ensure it's not another 10 years before I am back. 
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Picture: Mists and trees.
 
Vale of Glendasan View.
by simon3  20 Dec 2010 The cold mists coiling around the trees and slopes of Glendasan provides the midground for this view of Trooperstown from the North West.
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Trooping to the WAI Winter Talks
by Bleck Cra  23 Dec 2010 Simon - fabulous pic - as always. I hope all mountainviewers coming to to the WAI Winter Talks do at Bewleys Leopardstown on Feb 25th will see this and much more like it.
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Picture: The view west from Trooperstown Hill.
by csd  11 Nov 2007 Trooperstown Hill itself isn't a particularly interesting summit, but its position means it affords some fantastic views of the rest of the Wicklow Mountains. Access to the summit is easy: there's a track that starts off at the road to the west and brings you all the way up to the summit. The isolated location means there aren't any obvious circuits incorporating Trooperstown Hill, but a quick up-and-down bag should take less than an hour. The pic shows the view west to three of Wicklow's glens: Glendalough, Glendasan, and Glenmacnass, with the bulk of Tonlagee in the centre.
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