Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Wind farm is an eye sore. if this wasnt here it would be beautiful. May not bother others but its just not for me

Amazing views especially in good weather with a nice breeze along the ridge. Really enjoyed it.

Ahhhh, the faeries, no doubt!

Excellent hike, lots of climbing,very difficult. make sure to have good footwear,water and food. not really child friendly....quite a dangerous climb

Great climb, moderately challenging, more difficult if the weather was poor (we had great weather). Fabulous views of Lough Tay from the top. Easy descent. Highly recommended.

lovely for kids

Older route, not the signposted route between Ballyhooly and Killavullen on the Blackwater Way.


Great hike with lovely views. We went clockwise and loved the views, easy enough with a couple of tough spots.
Highly recommended.

Lovely walk across the limestone shelf. Great views, and the little church and well (signposted about half way round) are just beautiful. Highly recommend visiting the Burren Perfumery nearby too. A great day!

Very enjoyable route, nice swim before making the decent to the car park. Will be returning!!

Fabulous hike, fantastic views. Definitely worth doing. Would advise to do the loop clockwise. Some parts are quite steep and there is a bit of scrambling needed.

did halfway to Waterville from cahersiveen. trail was along a fence the entire way and since it was across farmland had to step over a fair amount of animal droppings. otherwise decent views but for a standalone hike possibly Killarney is more pristine and picturesque

Amazing. We did it with two children aged 9 and 11 in an anti-clockwise direction. It was great. Some rock scrambling in places so smaller children might have difficulty. Also be prepared for four seasons in one day. Best views from top are worth the effort.

very steep at start up from car park but easy walk for next t
wo thirds and final third again steep but now down hill... not a place for buggies or people with poor mobility

We were a bit nervous as we left Cronin's yard because of all the warning signs and memorials at the trail head. But I'm glad that we marched on as it was a great 6hr hike with epic views. We recommend going up the devil's ladder but going down the zig zag for a safer route back down. Be sure to watch your steps as people trip and fall regularly. As we hiked up the ladder, we came across a woman who had trip going down from the summit and looked pretty scratched up... Just be careful and check the weather before heading to make sure you don't get caught in rain, fog or high winds. It can get very slippery since most of the hike is on rocks. Unless you're expecienced, we wouldn't recommend doing it in the winter or in bad weather. Besides, you'll miss all the stunning scenery!

Tough trail. You'll want to be confident in your hand and foot work for this trail. Ideally, wait for the weather to turn clear on the mountain - we went on a cloudy day and it was all wet above Devil's ladder.

The ladder isn't especially difficult for a seasoned scrambler, but it's high consequence due to the exposure, and can easily become soaked in rainy or cloudy conditions. Be very careful and choose your descent path on the ladder well.

Pack or wear a rain jacket and a lunch for the summit, since you'll want to leave early. Dogs not welcome on this trail.

stunning views. recommend.

trail running
1 month ago

Loose stone trail up with nice views from the top. A good leg opener for any trail runners going on to tackle Tountinna from the Graves of the Leinstermen side. Always freezing here in winter!

1 month ago

knocknarea is a great walk for individuals, groups or families. Great views on a clear day. The boardwalk path begins on the sligo to strandhill road at the rugby club and goes up to the cairn. Approx 50 min walk up. In June 2018 a new path was added. It starts on the path below the boardwalk and goes clockwise around the hill to join the old pass at the old car park on the SE side. Approx 90 min walk.

1 month ago

A boggy start to the trail, and a good bit of scrambling but the views from the top well worth it!!

1 month ago

The trail was not as we expected. The initial part is pretty and tree covered along a creek, but there is litter everywhere! There was no toilet or rubbish bins despite it being a popular destination, and there was used toilet paper and other trash all along the first part of the trail to the waterfall. After we passed the waterfall, we hiked to an area where all the trees were cut down and only stumps remained. The second half of the trail was a dirt road lined with dead trees and stumps from the clear cutting. I would not recommend this trail!!!

Beautiful hike! Sat at the lake, flew some drones, talked to some sheep! Recommend the easier trail to the right when it splits. It will give you a more “scenic” view and just take a bit longer than the left side, it is very rocky and steep.

Fabulous route with great views of the lake. Good for a quick swim in it as well.

1 month ago

The first half of the hike was ok, but the second half was on a paved road. The trail signs made no sense and there were biting flies.

easy for most of the trail. some uneven rocky bits particularly at the beginning of the Derrycunnihy church to Torc section. lots of up and down. beautiful day, we did the two car method, drove to killarney left one car there, then on to kenmare and walked from there. needed lots of water to drink along the way, took just under 5 hours.

Lovely views , went up with a 2 year old , well worth a hike

There are some nice views looking up Benbulben and of the countryside. The trail runs around the outside of the wood and finishes by running through a logged out area. The smaller loop through the forest is still a wide gravel road; personally I would rather walk in the forest with some trail blazes and do without the manicured trail. It's not a wilderness hike but would be a good spot for a morning jog.

Stunning views from the top of the Ridge of Capard, the boardwalk makes the walk so much easier on our decent we took the trial down to Glenbarrow waterfall. Approximately a 10km loop in total. We met no one along the route so it’s really peaceful and quiet

Lovely scenic walk, easy trail.

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