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Good trail. Easy to follow and navigate. Terrain quite rough. Mostly boggy. Nice views.

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blowdown
muddy
off trail
3 days ago

It took a little over three hours on a very windy day in May. The ascent up Tonelagee is quite exposed (clockwise), and I took a beating from the wind on the way up. Well worth it when you get to the top though. The top section before the trig stone is a cool mix of peat hags and exposed gravel and I would have done a bit more exploring if the wind wasnt pushing me over! The trail, for the most part, is easy to follow but you can loose sight of it in some parts. I breezed past the turn to head back towards Lough Ouler and had to do some boggy bushwhacking to get back on track. The sections along the river are still very waterlogged (May) so boots are a must and I would have loved a dry pair of trousers to change into when I got back to the car. I was out early and saw loads of deer, a peregrine falcon (I think) and even an otter! Well worth the drive and I'll be heading back.

nice trail..

Good trip!

A lot of road towards the end but lovely after the first km when the views start! I though it would take a while to get off the beaten track but not at all! I think if I were doing it again I’d go up to the top from the school and back down the same way as it’s by far nicer on the way up than the way down and just walking on the road in to the village and back out to the car.

lovely walk.

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rocky
10 days ago

Great hike! Views were stunning. The trail isn’t easy to see, we used the sheep trails (which also explains the poop littering the way) but don’t worry you’ll still be able to find the lough. The way up is all uphill and it feels as though you’re transported from a woods of tall trees to a witchy forest then to a plantation of yellow flowers leading you up to large boulders. Spectacular!

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rocky
13 days ago

The views are amazing

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off trail
rocky
14 days ago

Some of the most beautiful views in Ireland at the Trig Point on top. Views of the Atlantic, Bantry Bay and Dunmannus Bay from one spot. A fallen watch tower, WW II lookout bunker and the beautiful lighthouse all add to making this a stunning hike.

took a different route this morning 7th May but within the park itself. Please note that access to the park is for local residents still due to Covid-19 with car parks locked, however a pleasant walk within a well maintained park (and much cleaner since there are less visitors who don't use bins provided!)

nice easy walk with some nice views..

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off trail
22 days ago

Fantastic hike. I’ve lived in Tralee all my life and have never explored this trail. However I have done Caherconree fort trail many times. This was a challenging hike in comparison, not for the unprepared or inexperienced. As you follow the river up the valley you continue to gain elevation spread out over a long distance. The valley is beautiful and peaceful with the gushing noise of the river flowing below you. There is an easy to see/follow unmarked trail all the way up to Derrymore lake. We took plenty breaks from the car and the lakes to bask in the scenery. As you start to ascend rapidly from the lake up to the mountain ridge things get steep pretty fast, nothing scary but a battle of hike up the face of the hill, this was definitely the most tiring part of the hike but it made the feeling of summiting the ridge that much better. We stuck roughly to the trail that is recorded on this app but also added a bit of our own intuition to it too. It’s not well marked out at this stage but perfectly safe. Once we got up the ridge it was pretty much plain sailing from peak to peak before we descended down the other side of the mountain. We stopped for a spot of lunch with 360 degree views as far the eye can see. Not long after that we were on our way again, the trail for the descent down is pretty much non existent, we bush whacked all the way down ourselves, often scoping out the recorded route to make sure we were on the right course. The bushy ferns were soft on the knees but please take caution with your footing as there are lose rocks here and also holes your foot can fall through. I’m not sure I would have enjoyed this descent in wet conditions. We navigated the off trail descent to get us back to the river , bringing us back to where we were earlier that morning. From here we followed the river back to the car park safe and soundly. Took us roughly 4 and half hours in total with some nice breaks along the way and lunch.

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no shade
private property
scramble
23 days ago

great trail got a nice day for it too. I would imagine it's very mucky when wet. pack a lunch too , so glad I did !

Great fun , did it twice already. After rain it can get muddy

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bugs
muddy
off trail
private property
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Amazing!The view is beautiful..have nice weather..excellent trail

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