Explore the most popular Hiking trails in County Mayo with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
8 days ago

Erm.... This starts in the middle of four trails, walks out of the car park and into nowhere and then back up into the middle of nowhere again. Start in the car park marked Leterkeen loop trail... walk out of the car park and up the forest road. There's a cute bridge and a sand bank in the river where the sheep hang out. Just turn back when you've had enough.

on Slieve Carr

road biking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

There's no road biking here... don't know who thought that was a thing. mountain biking on the forest roads for sure. and seeing it has the same start as all the other trails in the area (leterkeen loop, nephin beg and the Bangor loop trail) you're probably going to hike-a-bike in a few places. lovely area, just badly mapped out.

on Letterkeen Loop

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
8 days ago

This, the Bangor loop and nephin beg are basically the same thing. The start is really messy from the car park... once you get over the bridge the whole thing just stops, which is confusing but I guess that part is more for people in cars that don't want to walk to far. it's a lonely place so you would need a few people with you as there's no phone signal through most of it. Don't go over the wooden bridge on a mountain bike unless you want to hike-a-bike.... You're better off going out the car park and up the logging road.

on Nephin Beg

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

It's remote. I know they say "lightly trafficked" but you'd want to be a serious hiker to be out there on your own. And the tags suggest it's for mountain biking but for that you'd need to go back out the car park and head up the logging road because the other way isn't even an actual trail... it's bog with different paths everywhere because people don't know where to go. It's an awesome place, just disappointing they put loads of effort into a nice car park and picnic area but left out half the actual trail. and it's basically the leterkeen loop under a different name.

Very steep at points but very rewarding hike. Extremely foggy and windy throughout, esp at the top but went in the off season in mid November.

hiking
muddy
scramble
1 month ago

Spectacular views . Challenging on knees !

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was well marked and easy to follow. There is one very steep climb - but otherwise, the trail was easy. Views were beautiful - despite some ugly weather. Wind can be very intense.

hiking
2 months ago

This should be ranked as Hard, not moderate. This trail is not for beginners, the last part is scrambling up scree for quite a long stretch and coming down is just as difficult. Plan on 4 hours to do this hike...minimum. Wear sturdy shoes and use a walking stick (there is usually a guy at the bottom renting them). The views from the top on a clear day - AMAZING!!!!

hiking
muddy
off trail
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

There are 3 paths possible that you can take. it is the same beginning and the purple trail is the longest and the hardest (regular mud during the trail) The one that is present here is the red one (medium size)

hiking
blowdown
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Really brilliant, but not for the feint of heart! Quite tough early on, a small bit of respite at the midway point, then quite difficult to the summit (and then the rest of the way back down, trying to stay diligent about keeping one’s footing). That said, I’m so grateful we went on a clear day (after being dry for the couple days before) - not sure we would have made it if it had been blustering and wet.

hiking
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

I did this hike on my own and it was the most rewarding hike I've ever done. The Wild Atlantic Way is unpredictable for weather so when I got there you couldn't see the peak but as I went up it started to clear and when I got to the top the view was just beautiful. Met lovely people up and back! it's extremely stoney and rocky all the way up and down so good footwear is essential

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