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

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16 days ago

You can extend walk by 2-3km by continuing to the end of the straight stretch of road - some of what remains of the Galway to Clifden railway route.

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19 days ago

Part of the walk - through a field - is now inaccessible, and another along a busy enough road.

26 days ago

It isn't really a trail - it was a walk down an asphalt road with no sidewalk or shoulder. Speed limit is 50 mph on parts and 35 on some. It wasnt that safe considering the road is a typical Ireland road where 2 cars can barely pass each other. There is one part off the road where you walk a trail through a meadow to a castle and that part was pretty.
Oh and there is no loop. It is in and back unless you walk through private property.

27 days ago

Pram friendly relaxing easy walk.

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walking
2 months ago

Lovely walk with nice views going east to west. The walk goes along a rural road.

Great hike in good weather, navigation likely to be tricky when mist descends

4 months ago

an excellent opportunity to test your 10km running times. start from the square in clifden, run to the car park at the top of the sky road and back down again, a tough but very enjoyable 10km challenge with breath taking views.

1) Don't be put off by the distance, there are many paths in the park and you could do 1km or 20km without much doubling back. We walked through the beech grove to the loop around Bonaveen point which was about 7km.

2) This is a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs on the road from Dublin to Galway. I highly recommend it. There is a field around the car park to play with the kids. Peaceful walks around the park are abundant as well if you need to get away. We saw 2 other parties over 2 hours of walking on a Sunday afternoon.

3) I would rate the walk easy. There is not much change in elevation and the paths are all paved with gravel or asphalt; there is little danger of losing your way. If you are looking for the authentic wilderness experience though, look elsewhere.

4) The toilets at the trail head needed some maintenance at the time I was there.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Great hike!

Monday, March 27, 2017

very nice peaceful walk.

hiking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

A beautiful walk, with a gorgeous view of the Atlantic and of the Twelve Bens. Highly recommend as either a drive or a hike.

hiking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

A nice view of the lake and a good short, easy hike in the gateway to Connemara. To get to the trailhead, I recommend taking the Townee Wood Walk.

hiking
18 days ago

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Monday, June 09, 2014