Best trails in County Waterford, Ireland

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Trying to find the best County Waterford trails? AllTrails has 41 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 Lismore, Comeragh or Ballyin, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 19 moderate trails in County Waterford ranging from 2.4 to 10.7 miles and from 75 to 2,585 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 Waterford, Ireland
Top trails (41)
#1 - Coumshingaun Lough Loop
Comeragh, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Note: clockwise direction recommended, as there is a fairly steep scramble if you go anti-clockwise you will have go down instead of up, which can make the hike a lot more difficult.Show more
#2 - Coumshingaun Loop and Crottys Rock
Rathgormack, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
This hike features great views of Coumshingaun Lough in the Comeraghs. The climb is difficult and not recommended for beginners. The trail gets rocky towards the top, and poor weather can make the route more difficult than usual.Show more
#3 - Mahon Falls Walk
Lemybrien, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h
NOTE: Be careful coming down Mahon Falls when the weather is wet. The decent can be tricky. This is a lovely trail which leads to a picturesque waterfall amidst the Comeragh Mountains. Upon arriving to the falls, you can scramble your way up the rocks and steep hillsides to the top of the falls and enjoy gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape.Show more
#4 - Coumshingaun Lough
Ballydurn, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
This beautiful hike is well worth the effort. It is a little steep at times and quite challenging! Starting from the Kilclooney woods just off R676, the trail starts off through a wooded area and gently slopes upwards. Climbing over a fence brings you out onto the side of the mountain. Follow the fence on the outskirts of the forest until you break away onto open ground. Head for an isolated tree on the way up for a first point, and then head for a large boulder on the ridge - you can't miss it! After that, follow the cliffs to the lake.Show more
#5 - The Ballysaggartmore Towers Loop Trail
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 36 m
This is a short loop-walk through beautiful, natural woodlands. Wooden benches are provided at intervals along the walk. You can take a few moments to relax while listening to the sounds of nature around you.Show more
#6 - Lough Curra Loop Trail
Ballyin, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Note: This trail can be done as an out and back or a loop however users recommend doing this as an out and back. This is a beautiful hike with great views of the mountains and lake. Lough Curra is a nice glacial lake with crystal clear waters. In wet weather the grass is soft and deep, so be sure to bring proper footwear.Show more
#7 - Ardmore Cliff Walk
Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
This is a lovely cliffside loop with some interesting historical sites to see.Show more
#8 - Comeragh Lakes Tour
Rathgormack, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
This trail is essentially an extension of the Coumshinghaun Loop. Park at Kilclooney Woods and follow the same usual route up the southern arete to the left hand side of Coumshingaun. Once you reach the Comeragh plateau, continue west towards the carn marking the highest point on the Comeraghs. From the Carn, continue west again across the boggy plateau all the way till you reach the summit of Coumfea North Top. From here a short walk southwest will take you to a point where you have fine views of Lough Coumfea and Coumlocha lakes. Turn around here and walk back towards the carn in a northerly direction and following the contours, descending slightly and you will soon see the two Sgilloge Lakes below in the Nire Valley. Waypoint on the map where the best view of the two lakes is. Great spot for lunch too. From here, its a straight trail back uphill again to the top of the Comeragh Plateau, and continue east towards Coumshingaun. Descend via the northern arete of Coumshingaun.Show more
#9 - Dunmore East Cliff Walk
Rathmoylan, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
#10 - Knockmealdown and Sugarloaf Hill
Ballyin, County Waterford, Ireland
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
This hike starts at the Bay Lough Car Park in The Vee on the Waterford-Tipperary border. Follow the county boundary wall initially east and then north east up the steep slopes of Sugarloaf Hill to the carn marking the summit. From here, its a south-east bearing following the well worn path with an initial descent and then the long gradual ascent up towards the trip pillar of Knockmealown. Return via the same way!Show more
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