Explore the most popular trail running 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.

trail running
2 days 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!

trail running
2 days ago

Mix of grass & stone trail with lovely views of the river Shannon, hydro electric canal and disused navigation canals. Relaxing, easy, flat trail with refreshments in Clonlara!

Beautiful views and easy navigation + chances to wander off trail. Would definitely do it again (and maybe I’d bring a beach towel).

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.

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.

Beautiful views and very close to wildlife. We didn’t see anyone else along our hike, despite a lot of tourists being in the area.

Nice hike, amazing views and perfect signage!

such an amazing trail to do, I would recommend to do the opposite going first to Greystones using public transport and then going to Bray...

hiking
18 days ago

This hike was incredible.

The trails are confusing, so hopefully I can help a bit. The trail shown on the above map is if you walk from the town if Killarney. If you drive to the upper lot of the falls, you have a few options.
Torc Mountain Waterfall has 3 main routes.
Yellow (easy/shortest)
Blue (moderate)
Red (longest and most difficult)
I did the red, which also includes part of the yellow and blue.
Red is a 3 mile loop that took me about and hour and 20 minutes (with photo stops). It is a big downhill potion towards the lake, then you follow the lake for a bit, then you hit the locally named “Cardiac Steps”. It is about 1 mile of straight up, switchback, rock staircase. I am from Colorado, USA and these are steep. Many steps were at knee height.
After that you follow the ridge back to the car lot. Incredible views (I could not have asked for a clearer day) shady most of the way, and absolutely breathtaking.
One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done. Unfortunately you cannot summit from here, you have to do the Torc Mountain trail for that, but you get plenty high!

Myself my husband and 5 year old boy completed it in a few hours. Fab views ...

Few roads, but mostly forest. Amazing balance of sun and shade. Great for dogs (minus the road parts).

amazing for mountain bikers

walking
24 days ago

Beautiful weather, amazing scenery all before lunch.

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.

lovely easy walk.

Cool Walk.. lots of weather changes. Took us 3h45m..

Lovely scenic walk, easy trail.

Beautiful!

walking
1 month ago

Unearthly. A grand auld stretch of the legs, nothing too strenuous, though boots are essential.

came here to bike but singn in fron of car park showing not allowed to mountain bike. so i just walked. it is easy walk

Lovely walk... super busy though on a Sunday.

Beautifull walk, breathtaking views and not very difficult so perfecf for relaxing sunday

hiking
1 month ago

My very first hike, it was difficult but so rewarding. The views are spectacular all the way up and there are no words to describe the views of the fjord from the top. A must for everyone

Spectacular views and fabulous weather.Gets very busy as the day progresses. I couldn’t believe the amount of people who wear flip flops on this walk, you need good footwear for this walk.

Very nice trail, amazing views, yellow flowers fields in spring, I prefer to start in Greystones and walk to Bray

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views, cliffs, beach, forest, golf field, etc.

hiking
1 month ago

OK, this is not a moderate hike. It’s over 4 hours of slippery rock and wet soggy ground conditions. I can not imagine anyone running on this trail! A local person told me it’s considered the hardest hike around here.
The views are amazing and this is still a recommended hike. Just be aware that it’s a tough one.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with awesome views! Great seafood in this fishing village after the hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging trail but completely do able. Views from the top are the best reward. Will do again.

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