From Maum the trail follows a minor road that leads to Maumeen. At Maumeen the trail loops away to follow the western slopes of the Maumturk mountains. The Twelve Bens mountain range forms the western border of the Glen Inagh. While the trail skirts the western slopes of the Maumturk Mountains. Eventually it loops around the northern slopes of the Maumturk mountains before reaching Leenaun along an old coach road.
Maum Éan is a place of pilgrimage; the pilgrimage may have evolved from pre- Christian times in honour of the God, Lugh, who was honoured at Lughnasa. It is said that St. Patrick stood here and blessed Connemara. There is a small church, a holy well and a statue of Patrick to remind one of the significance of this place in Irish Christianity.