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Best trails in County Galway

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Trying to find the best County Galway trails? AllTrails has 45 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 Galway, Oughterard or Letterfrack, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 28 easy trails in County Galway ranging from 0.6 to 66.6 miles and from 0 to 528 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 Galway
Top trails (45)
#1 - Upper Diamond Hill Trail
Connemara National Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
The Upper Diamond Hill Trail summits the Diamond, providing a stunning view of the Twelve Bens and surrounding Connemara region. Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National PShow more
#2 - Diamond Hill Loop
Connemara National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
Diamond Hill Loop is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#3 - Glencoaghan Loop
Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 7 h 38 m
This is a great trail with countless incredible viewpoints. If you want a challenging test, then this is the route for you. The weather can change quickly, so be prepared and wear layers.Show more
#4 - Portumna Forest Park Loop
Portumna Forest Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 23 m
Great lakeshore views and quiet wooded glades await discovery through multi-access trails open to walkers and cyclists. The name Portumna derives from the Gaelic 'Port Omna' meaning the landing placeShow more
#5 - Lower Diamond Hill Trail
Connemara National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 52 m
Lower Diamond Hill gains modest heights, enough to provide sensational territorial views, particularly of the surrounding Connemara coastline and islands, including Inishbofin, before descending back Show more
#6 - Leenaun Hill Circular
Letterbrickaun, County Galway, Ireland
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 21 m
Leenaun Hill Circular is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Letterbrickaun, County Galway, Ireland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nShow more
#7 - Benlettery and Bengower
Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
These two peaks are part of the Twelve Bens. You will hike over rocky scree and hop between boulders. Enjoy the views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Show more
#8 - Knockma Nature Reserve Trail
Tuam, County Galway, Ireland
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Very easy and well maintained trail. Plenty of parking at the bottom of the hill and stunning views over County Galway from the summit. Make sure to look for the little faery doors on the trees! ThereShow more
#9 - Benbrack Mountain
Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
This trail is the tallest of the 12 Bens in a remote location. The climb is relatively easy. Enjoy the views!Show more
#10 - Renville Park
Galway, County Galway, Ireland
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
A Family Friendly park Rinville Park is a wonderful natural amenity that provides an opportunity for a wide range of activities that include walking along the beautiful woodland and parkland trails, Show more
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