Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

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
13 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
14 days ago

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

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

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

walking
1 month ago

Part of larger Arra Loop walk, this trail starts just off the road on the way up to The Graves of the Lienstermen. Free parking is available at Graves of the Lienstermen viewing point. Trail provides views out over Lough Derg.

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.

Completion took around 2.5 hours at a moderate pace, but plan for 3hrs min. Gorgeous views and beautiful tree-lined tracks. Walked just after Storm Emma and the snow capped mountains were stunning.

hiking
2 months ago

Rewarding views, an easy hour walk. Would highly recommend.

Very short but nice park

6 months ago

Nice and easy walk

hiking
7 months ago

Worth it in the end, but don't make a loop out of it. Stay on the marked (eastern) trail and make it an out-and-back. Great for pictures!

Beautiful forest and trails past the Torc Waterfall.

Great trail, took about 45 min with stopping and wondering. We parked and started to right side which took us to the "gates" first. Didn't encounter many people which was nice to just listen to the birds and other nature sounds. In the back was a pretty cool waterfall.

This trail is absolutely beautiful, especially for someone like me who's not used to seeing so much greenery. Once you get to the Torc Waterfall, which is about 5 minutes from the car park, you can choose 1 of 3 paths: blue, yellow, or red. I did most of the blue path, which is considered the "moderate" one, and takes about an hour. The red is hard and takes you all the way up Torc Mountain. For the blue trail, it's only a little steep from the waterfall until the paths split, then it's easy and gorgeous. It crosses over the road, so you can continue along Muckross Lake. Unfortunately, the weather was slightly rainy when I went, so I didn't get to see the amazing views that these trails are known for. But it's still gorgeous scenery and so peaceful.

great spot...great views and nice challenging walk and ideal for kids...took about 2 hours with kids

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lovely walk close to where I stayed at Croan Cottages. I would love to do this walk daily if I lived near by.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

lovely walk

hiking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This was our first hike when we were in Ireland. We wanted to go up to the top of Galtymore Mountain, but the lack of signs or trails put a halt to that. We soon realized that going cross country is just how you would do it. It was certainly a pleasure walking thru the grassy meadows below the mountain though. It was like walking on sponges. The grass was green and deep. So we parked a short ways up the road to this area once we got off the main road. However, the cutoff to this spot is not signed, and it took us a while to find it. We started walking up the road as it does continue past a gate that we figured we better not go through. Turns out we could have, but then the loop wouldn't have worked. So once at the very end of the dirt road, we climbed over a fence that had a set of steps and into the grassy fields. No trail. Nothing. Wide open and that was it. So we made a beeline in the general direction of the mountain. After getting to the base of it, we had second thoughts about bushwhacking up the slope of it. We did see another guy who was doing just that though, so that must be the way they do it. But we decided to just head for the lake and call it good. So after going over a few small ridges and down through some gullies, we were at Lough Curra. A nice little glacial lake with crystal clear waters. From the lake, we were able to find a fairly well used trail back to our car. This was a nice little loop and nice to be in the Irish country side where everything was green, green.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

cold but fun

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Beautiful and interesting town walk. Best done with local guide though.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fantastic views of Lough Derghill

walking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Very easy loop walk, great views. There are cows in the fields and electric fences. This walk is flat for the most part good walk for all ages.

A bit too easy and short and too many people on trail.

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

This walk cannot be completed in full anymore. There is a sign at the trailhead saying that the loop is 'closed' and, indeed, about halfway through a farmer has blocked the section of trail that runs through his land. (Oct. 2016)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Beautiful varied walk, you're waking through some open fields mind that may have livestock within them

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