This trail is a strenuous,8.2 km, three hour hike and takes you to the top of Keeper Hill,or Sliabh Coimeálta, to give it its Celtic name. At 694 m it is the highest mountain in the Shannon area and is the highpoint of north Tipperary and you get some impressive views from the top of it. The hill is surrounded by mixed forests and other trails and has a well maintained pathway to the top where there is a large mast. Dogs, on a lead, are welcome on this quiet trail, which passes gullies and several waterfalls, one known locally as the Spout. There is also a sweat house, an old stone building used in ancient times for medicinal purposes, near to the forest track which is definitely worth seeking out.
Park at the trailhead in Doonane, near Newport.