St. Anne's Park in Clontarf/Raheny is a hidden gem when it comes to trail running. The park is sandwiched between Raheny and the Howth Road and provides some of the best park trails in Dublin amongst curious architecture and mysterious gardens. This is an interesting route through some fine oak, ash and chestnut forest. The trails weave their way though historical arches, past disused clock towers, bandstands and old walls. There is a surprise around every corner on the St. Anne's trails. The conditions underfoot are classic trail running material, some on grass but mainly on hard packed trails with a carpet of fallen leaves plus some tarmac.