Best trails in Falcarragh, County Donegal

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Looking for a great trail near Falcarragh, County Donegal? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, views 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 in Glenveagh National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Derryveagh Mountains or Ards Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Falcarragh ranging from 2.6 to 7.7 miles and from 177 to 2,332 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 Falcarragh, County Donegal
Top trails (7)
#1 - Mount Errigal
Derryveagh Mountains
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
A challenging trail, but completely manageable. There is a small carpark at the bottom of the track. This route takes you through many different styles of Irish terrain and allows amazing views of both the vast valley's and blue ocean. There are no trail markers and no clearly defined paths at the beginning of the trail. Just line yourself up with the mountain peak and make your own way up. For the first 30 minutes or so, you're stepping around through marshes and trying not sink your boot into muck as Mt. Errigal stands apart above the abundant peat bogs of Donegal. The descent is easy and fast. If you haven't done quite enough then bearing left and over the bealach to the slopes of Mackoght will probably take you away from the others on the hillside and offers a different perspective. A good bit of scrambling is involved but the views from the top are well worth it as the ascent is short.Show more
#2 - Lough Veagh Trail to Glenveagh Castle
Glenveagh National Park
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
This route is a nice stroll along the lake to the castle with nice views the entire way. The path is gravel, clearly marked, and quite open with no shade. You have the opportunity to take the bus back from the castle for €1.50 if you only want to do one way.Show more
#3 - Derryveagh Mountains: Crockfadda E Top and Crockballaghgeeha
Glenveagh National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Note: Users have reported that there are lots of hidden undercover waterways and the trail is very boggy, so watch your step. When starting out from Billy's pen look for the running water stream. Follow to the tree and head off at 2 o clock direction and you will come to a gate, always close the gate after you. Good waterproof boots highly recommended.Show more
#4 - Errigal and Mackoght
Falcarragh, County Donegal, Ireland
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Very boggy at start but great views from the summit.Show more
#5 - Errigal Loop
Derryveagh Mountains
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
There is a small carpark at the bottom of the track. This route takes you through many different styles of Irish terrain and allows amazing views of both the vast valley's and blue ocean. There are no trail markers and no clearly defined paths at the beginning of the trail. Just line yourself up with the mountain peak and make your own way up. For the first 30 minutes or so, you're stepping around through marshes and trying not sink your boot into muck as Mt. Errigal stands apart above the abundant peat bogs of Donegal. The view at the peak is worth it.Show more
#6 - Aghla Beg and Aghla More
Falcarragh, County Donegal, Ireland
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
#7 - Falcarragh Beach
Falcarragh, County Donegal, Ireland
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m