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muddy
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Okay so I did this in 2018 and I did my research before going up. Back then I was more fit than I am now (which isn't saying much) but it took me 12 freaking hours to do this. I took it slow, it's HARD. At the time, it was normal for me to walk home 6km after a shift on my feet but it still kicked my ass...definitely have to scramble to get up the ladder using your whole body and hands to pull you up. Make sure you pack well, bring plenty of water and good solid snacks and start early in the day. Tip for the wise: don't starve yourself of water! a man asked me for water on my way down and I still had enough to get me back to my car so I happily gave him some...but he chugged it and proceeded to vomit it back up which led me to run down and nearly fall trying to get away from him. Be smart! All that being said, it was very rewarding and very beautiful. The first part is a defined path that goes by a lake with tons of photo opportunities. the ladder is a rocky scramble until you reach the ridge which has AMAZING views. then the final ascent isn't clear in terms of a path, but it gets you there, and it's mostly lose rock pieces. the top on a good clear summer day is amazing!!

An amazing hike. Definitely go with experience. Did the Devil's Ladder up and down. It's quite a scramble so careful footing and hands are essential. Pack well for the hike.

love this walk, go early to avoid crowds around the lake

2hr up to carrauntoohill peak for hydro road car park, going anticlockwise at a steady pace, some strenuous climbing,(march 2020).4hrs to get across the peaks on the loop and back the car.severe winds on ridges with driving rain ,wind chill, hampered us all day and slowed us down.few hairy moments with wind and slippy conditions underfoot

hiking
25 days ago

Really nice walk. Moderate due to some elevation, but the surface is really good and the scenery is excellent!

hiking
25 days ago

This has to be one of the most beautiful walks in the world! So fortunate to have had the chance to do this. A must do if you are around The Ring of Kerry area.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful trail, loved the stone step section

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flooded
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

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flooded
1 month ago

running
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Just loved running this trail. Did it twice in a week when on a few days hols in Kerry. Amazing views that make you stop to look. On my days, the wind was unkind and very windy

Brilliant hike but not for the faint of heart or inexperienced if you attempt in February conditions. We packed poles, goggles, micro spikes, and face covers...and needed it all to complete the hike. There was one group that had to turn back about 2500’ because the wind was whipping hail into their faces. We knew this hike was a serious challenge this time of year and that’s why we came; please make sure you are prepared if attempting and BE SAFE. There are placards for those who died attempting the summit previously. (Not for inexperienced hikers and climbers.) The rocks are very loose on Devil’s Ladder, so beware. But since I haven’t mentioned it yet, it was one of the best hikes I’ve ever completed. My 12 year old son is an experienced mountaineer and he loves it, too.

Nice and scenic. Nice lakes and streams. sheep scattered all about. you can walk from the bottom car park which I think is 4km to the top. or you can drive all the way to the top. you may will miss some nice little trails if you drive. if you walk to the top have the right footwear as the road has alot of loose stones. great walk.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Strenuous 5-6hr hike made all the worse by steadily deteriorating weather conditions on the ascent. We probably should have turned back when the wind, rain and fog picked up before Tomies but we struggled on. Can't comment on the scenery as we couldn't see in front of us until we reached Lough Glas at 500m. As with any mountain you don't know, bring a map or have alltrails PRO version to use the GPS mapping feature. There aren't many paths or waypoints visible on this one.

One of my all tine favourite treks! It has everything and breathtaking scenery on a clear day! Have done it in cloudy, overcast, wet days... still a pleasant trek!

Was very foggy the day we hiked so one person would go to a trail marker and the other would follow their voice. No views but made for a very fun adventure! Would do again.

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible adventurous journey! Must do.

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