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Best trails in Killarney

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Looking for a great trail near Killarney, County Kerry? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, trail running 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 Killarney National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve or Glanteenassig Forest Park. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Killarney ranging from 2 to 16 miles and from 45 to 1,683 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 Killarney
Top trails (26)
#1 - Carrauntoohil Mountain Via Devil's Ladder Trail
Killarney National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
A gorgeous hike to the top of the tallest mountain in Ireland. Though there are several different routes up Carrauntoohil, the Devil's Ladder is the most common route. Most of the "ladder" itself has Show more
#2 - Torc Waterfall Walk
Killarney National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h
This crowded trail is one of the most popular in Ireland for a reason. The views are breathtaking and Torc Waterfall is beautiful. While the beginning of the hike can get crowded, the trails beyond thShow more
#3 - Torc Mountain
Killarney National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
This is a beautiful trail that begins by following the Owengariff before turning right and ascending Torc Mountain. The path can be wet and slippery at times, so be sure you bring proper footwear. ThiShow more
#4 - Devils Punchbowl
Killarney National Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
As one of the most difficult hikes in the area, the Devils Punchbowl is a rewarding challenge that is well worth the effort. The beginning can be muddy and steep, but the views along this trail are stShow more
#5 - Gap of Dunloe
Killarney National Park
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 9 m
This is simply a must do for anybody in Kerry who's looking for a beautiful walk in some of the most amazing scenery in Ireland. Along the way, you will see many other walkers, runners, and horses. ThShow more
#6 - Kerry Way: Torc to Derrycunihy
Killarney National Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
This is a wonderful trail over rugged wind-swept hills. You will find a beautiful secluded waterfall midway (suitable for the first of May). The first half is on gravel road and the second half is on Show more
#7 - Cardiac Hill Loop
Killarney National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Beautiful walk/hike with stunning views over the lakes of Killarney and the Mc Gillicuddy Reeks. Steep incline for a section of the walk and very uneven underfoot. The last section of the walk is throShow more
#8 - Muckross Lake
Killarney National Park
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
This circular walk is a great hike with a decent elevation gain. "Cardiac Steps" are the highlight of the walk, as well as the views of Muckross Lake and Lough Leane from the top.Show more
#9 - Strickeen
Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
This is a nice easy hike that is beautiful and easy on the foot. It's not a very busy route, which makes it even better. The views at the top are incredible! Be sure to bring proper footwear as this tShow more
#10 - Mangerton Loop
Killarney National Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
This is a fantastic hike with stunning views. The challenging route is well worth the effort. Some of this route is not along a marked trail, so be sure to record your hike to avoid getting lost.Show more
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