Best nature trips trails in County Clare, Ireland

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in County Clare with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in County Clare, Ireland
Top trails (17)
#1 - Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail
Ennistymon, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 8 h 8 m
Rising over 200m above sea level, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most popular tourist destination. This coastal walk begins at the visitors centre and follows the coastline to Doolin. From the coast, you can see the Aran Islands, mountain ranges to the north, and Loop Head to the south. Keep your eyes peeled for sea life off the coast - many visitors see seals, dolphins, whales, and more.Show more
#2 - Moylussa via Lough Derg Way
Carrowbaun, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
This out and back hike is relatively easy with a slightly steeper section at the end. The views are stunning and make the effort well worth it.Show more
#3 - The Burren Way from Doolin
Killilagh, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
A beautiful walk along the cliffs from Doolin which will take hikers all the way to the Cliffs of Moher for stunning cliff edge hiking.Show more
#4 - Lough Avalla Farm Loop
Burren National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
This lovely circular walk starts off low, traveling through woodlands and gradually climbing to beautiful views. The walk has everything from a green road, a well, stream, a lake, green fields and hazel woods. Naturally, there are farm animals as well. The trail is marked by a purple arrow.Show more
#5 - Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk From Doolin
Killilagh, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
The Coastal Walk linking the villages of Doolin and Liscannor is a 10-14 mile trail, depending on if you stay on the marked trail or walk off the beaten path. Trail is well-marked with the Cliffs of Moher Visitors' Center as a checkpoint. Start from the trailhead in Doolin and follow the arrows to Liscannor. You can also start from Liscannor and hike the entire Coastal Walk to Doolin.Show more
#6 - Gleninagh Loop Walk
Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
From this trail you will be provided with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Galway Bay. You can see the hill from Galway city. Enjoy the historic rocky ruins strewn along the trail. Show more
#7 - Knockanuarha via Blue Loop
Castlecrine, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
#8 - Cahermurphy Loop Trail
Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Walk by lakeshore, riverbank, and through forest and enjoy splendid views of Lough Graney and the surrounding countryside. Cahermurphy, (Cathair mhurchu In Irish), Lough Graney and its environs is sometimes referred to as the "Killarney" of Co. Clare. It is an unspoilt area of natural beauty. The area was made famous by the poet Brian Merriman in Cuirt an Mhean Oiche written in 1780. Cahermurphy House was once the stately home of Arthur Knox, the famed traveller/writer. A stone caher or stone fort can still be seen from the road on the lands of the present owner. This Coillte Forest Park is known locally as the White Sands because of the stretch of sandy lakeside shore. Most of the present woodlands date from the early 1950s and include lodgepole pine, Scots pine, Norway spruce, Sitka spruce, alder, birch and beech. Fauna include pine marten, badgers, squirrels and fallow deer and there are otters in the nearby Bleach river. Many species of birds inhabit the area and there is coarse fishing in the lake. The nearby village of Flagmount is a popular area for recreation on Lough Graney. Both Flagmount and Cahermurphy are on the East Clare Way and the area has a rich heritage of historic sites, folklore, traditional music, song and dance. Facilities on site include car park, picnic site, fishing, lakeshore and river walks. The Cahermurphy Loop takes you by the White Sands Beach, along the bank of the Bleach River, and through Cahermurphy Forest. A moderate ascent provides spectacular views of Lough Graney and the surrounding countryside. The loop walk is part of the network of walks under the Shannon Region Trails Program and is marked using the standard red Shannon Region Trails directional arrows.Show more
#9 - Slieve Carran Brown and Yellow Trails
Burren National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Part of the Keelhilla, Slieve Carran Nature Reserve. Follow the brown trail blazes, you will need to duck through a gate in the stone wall about 750m in. There is an additional 2km yellow trail south of the road. There is little elevation change but the terrain is moderately difficult.Show more
#10 - Kilkee Cliff Walk
Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
This is a beautiful cliff walk that rivals the beauty of Moher, but far less crowded. If you prefer to have more space to explore, then this is a much better option. Access is free and the walking trail is short.Show more
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