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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.

Des paysages variés et époustouflants. d'autres randonnées, plus courtes, sont possibles, il faut chercher Rooskey Loop, Molly Loop ou Tain Way par exemple

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flooded
2 months ago

Great Location, my family and I would be novice hikers, however we loved this trail

Great trail highly recommend it. It constantly keeps changing providing you with different terrains and amazing views, you won’t be disappointed.

Attempted this after a few weeks of heavy rain, but unfortunately had to turn back as the path was impassable, since the river has encroached on the path. Looks like a great walk so will try again once the countryside dries out!

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no shade
3 months ago

One of my favourite hikes. The view from the top of Galtymore is amazing. It is very windy at the top and can be muddy in places.

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.

hard hike ...lovely views

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!

flooded
4 months ago

Lovely trail, riverbank flooded today blocking part of bigger loop

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snow
4 months ago

Great walk. Done in January, icy conditions had to take several detours.

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4 months ago

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flooded
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private property
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4 months ago

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