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Best trails in County Cork

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Trying to find the best County Cork trails? AllTrails has 69 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Bealanageary, Glengarriff or Fermoy, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 47 easy trails in County Cork ranging from 0.6 to 11.3 miles and from 13 to 1,230 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in County Cork
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#1 - Sheep's Head Trail Main Loop
Bantry, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 57.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Follow the Sheep's Head Way yellow walking man markers. Start/Finish : Bantry West Trailhead Estimated Time : 5 to 6 Days Minimum Gear : Walking boots, rain gear, fluid and a mobile phone. The ShShow more
#2 - Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Ballycotton, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
This spectacular walk is easy for everyone. There are beautiful views throughout the entire length of the trail. There are also some picnic tables near the parking area and benches along the way. ThisShow more
#3 - Esknamuckey and Riverwalk Glengarriff
Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
This is a great circular walk that is perfect for the whole family. Begin by following the Canrooska River before crossing and slowly ascending up to some great views. Once you descend and cross the rShow more
#4 - The Giant's Grave Loop
Curraghbinny Woods
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 43 m
This is a fairly easy circular walk with fantastic views. It is suitable for all ages and takes visitors by the Giant's Grave site.Show more
#5 - Old Crosshaven Railway Path
Anglesea Street, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m
Very nice city walk, giving you the possibility to be in the city but at the same time connect with nature and escape from the hustle. You can walk, ride your bike or go on your rollerblades and enjoyShow more
#6 - Sheep's Head Way: Lighthouse Loop
Durrus, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
This is a beautiful trail to the tip of Sheep' Head peninsula. The views of the bay and surrounding area are beautiful. This is a European Destination of Excellence. Show more
#7 - Killavullen Loop
Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
Starting from the graveyard car park, proceed uphill to the forest entrance at the bend in the road. Follow the purple arrow onto a leafy woodland path. This is a segment of the Blackwater Way, markedShow more
#8 - Corrin Cross
Corrin Woods
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
This lovely circular walk to a cross on the hill is great for kids and dogs. The trail offers great views, especially on a clear day.Show more
#9 - The Sheep's Head Way: Poet's Way Loop
Sheepshead, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
From the car park at Tooreen follow the red loop walk arrows. Set out in a southwesterly directionon the Dunmanus Bay side of the peninsula to the Lighthouse passing Lough Akeen en route. After the heShow more
#10 - Mount Hillary Loop
Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
This loop begins in the car park at the forestry entrance in Knightfield, on the northern slopes of Mount Hillary. Enter the forestry via the barrier and follow the red arrows. Initially, blue and greShow more
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