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

Love this climb...a real challenge for me.

Amazing views and well built out path

hiking
5 days ago

Breathtaking view but ground is very boggy.

Well marked trails for shorter and longer routes. A steep hike can be done from car park to straight up to the top as well.

Tough hike with fab view. Top can be extremely windy with no shelter to hide.
Alltrails app is very useful not to mistake sheep tracks with hiking path.

hiking
8 days ago

Maybe the most breathtaking hike I did in Ireland. The views from the top are amazing, highly recommended.

The trail is not dog friendly. We were with dog there last week and we were not allowed to hike there.

Amazing hike! loved it!

hiking
15 days ago

hidden gem for experienced hikers. we did a loop instead of turning back the same way. went to the top as shown in the map and them continued and descended towards Delphi resort. parts of the path are not signaled and trek is not obvious. stunning views from the top!

What a windy walk! It’s steep and nearly all uphill. Step off the rail and sink. But the wind is the toughest part.

Amazing experience with amazing views.

Very scenic. Good hike for novice hikers. Remember that scene in Half Blood Prince where Dumbledore takes Harry to that cave to find a horcrux? Copy paste.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful views of the Irish coast. Fairly well marked trail posts, but the trail is difficult to identify occasionally between posts (given the short distance of the hike, not really an issue). Recommend starting the trail just before the entrance to the parking lot. Bring a light coat - it’s windy!

hiking
18 days ago

Absolutely beautiful waterfall! It was a quick and easy walk from the parking lot.

We completed the hike in 7 hours. My husband and I regularly hike mountains and even rock climb. We both found this hike to be difficult to safely navigate during the descent. We took the ladder up (3.5 hours). There was a bit of a traffic jam multiple times. Hikers above us occasionally knocked rocks downward. We enjoyed the ladder ascent. We took the O’Shea fully descent. Quite a bit of scree and a few traversing scrambles were involved in the descent. This particular trail becomes less defined after passing a small pond.

Overall, it was a beautiful hike. However, it should not be hiked without taking the appropriate precautions (map, compass, headlamp, etc). We saw a helicopter arrive while we were descending to pickup a hiker near the peak. People have died on this hike.

A fabulous hike with great views over the lake and all the way to the sea. Some parts need hand and foot and you get close to some sheer drops but it makes for fabulous pictures and views. And you can finish the hike nicely down at the lake and dip your feet in. A spectacular loop walk well worth the effort!

Spectacular views and hike; a truly vertical hike. I would rate this hike as difficult and not moderate

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike. Follow the route start Left, finish Right. The wind can be blowing so dress appropriately.

Fantastic hike. The best we've done in Ireland, the view from the top is amazing. But also the toughest one we've ever done. We were not prepared. Don't go do it if you're not a good hiker, the way up is tough but the way down is the real tricky part and get dangerous at many points. It's easy to make a wrong move and hurt yourself really bad or even kill yourself. But if you're confident and prepared you should definitely go for it.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail, watch out for the scrambler bikes as there were lots of them.

A beautiful walk along side the river robe. It is an easy trail with a very good surface. Safe and away from traffic and noise. Lovely on a nice day

hiking
26 days ago

Very easy but pleasing the the eyes

Beautiful and easy hike The structures were really nice. We started by heading to the left first up the steeper hill. Then followed the trail down to the next towers and bridge. Beautiful little waterfall and a picnic table. Can be done in about 30 minutes but we spent over an hour there. Perfect for families or to bring a dog

Awesome trek. Beautiful and challenging. Went all the way to Cahirseveen. Then over to Portmagee to take the boat to Skellig Micheal where the hike to the top was a highlight of the journey. Will remember this always

Wonderful journey.

Beautiful hike over well maintained trail system.

Very close to Dublin city. If you’re looking for a short walk close do Dublin, this place is perfect.

hiking
1 month ago

Do not underestimate the challenge of the steep climb to the ridge. There is no trail from the bottom and up but you are still heading the right direction if you aim for the part of the ridge that you see on the photo with the red drawing on. You will need to use both hands to secure yourself on the very steep last part of the slope which was also treacherously slipppery on top of being supersteep. Not for everyone!! We took the left direction on the photo, the right seemed too dangerous. Fantastic view once you are up. Can be accessed from the other direction instead.

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