Sky Road

MODERATE 1 reviews

Sky Road is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near the city of Clifden that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

3.1 miles 457 feet Loop

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

views

Very few places in Ireland can match the rugged beauty and range of scenery that can be seen from the Sky Road. The Sky Road in Clifden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire Connemara region. The circular route takes you out west from Clifden. Simply put, the scenery along the Sky Road is stunning. The route is well signposted from Clifden and easy to find. Further along the road is a gateway leading to leading to the ruins of the old D'Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. These ruins over look the sea and can be reached by going on a ten-minute walk down a farm track, near the Sky Road. As you travel away from Clifden, the Sky Road separates into the lower and upper roads. The lower road will give you a very close up view of the landscape, but the upper road is most popular because of the views it offers over the entire area. There is a car park at the highest point of the road with plenty of room to park and take pictures.

hiking
3 years ago

A beautiful walk, with a gorgeous view of the Atlantic and of the Twelve Bens. Highly recommend as either a drive or a hike.