Explore the most popular walking 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.

walking
4 days 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.

hiking
20 days 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.

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
29 days ago

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

Absolutely stunning

Just flat out stunning! We hiked this trail in March, but caught a hint of wild flowers. Stark beauty every direction.

Less than hour away from dublin, so much worth going. Beautiful views, well marked path. Really relaxing!

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hiking
1 month ago

beautiful

This has been by far my most enjoyable hiking thus far. It was difficult until he beginning but as we came around the lake side it was truly a site to see!

Not 5 stars just because there is a substantial part of the walk on asphalt. Totally worth it, breathtaking views.

It’s a great hike. We went when I was snowy so it was quite icy. We went clockwise and I am happy we did the stairs first. It’s a beautiful view and it took us about 3:30 because of the wind, ice and snow.

Just day hiked Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher and back. Was an amazing trek, from fields to examining the beautiful Atlantic coast along the way made it very scenic. Also you get to feel like you’re “rising” with the cliffs as you gain elevation into the park (free admission). TIP: you will notice a divergent trail “off the beaten path” about 1-1.5 miles in. It allows you to walk right along the cliff all the way to Moher, very very cool!

Very short but nice park

hiking
2 months ago

This amazing walk can’t be beat. Could do this every day.

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. A few observations:

- This trail starts on a downhill so be ready to finish on a steep uphill when you may be tired.

- You can get discreetly into Powerscourt Waterfall for free this way, but shhh, don't tell anyone ;-)

- Terrain is rough, muddy and overgrown with gorse in places, so wear decent boots and outerwear

- Trail starts off in mostly commercial, managed evergreen woods but there is lovely old, deciduous woodland at the floor of the valley

- Look out for nice distant views of Powerscourt Waterfall as you start out

- The car park closes at 4pm in winter so watch out for that. If you don't want to race the clock, there is some limited parking available on the road outside the car park; just use that.

As an escape from a multi-generation family vacation my wife and I got to sneek out for nature fun. This hike was a well needed relief. Gorgeous views easy route finding and just enough steep stuff to keep the heart rate up.(nice in January) The "ladder" part was steep and supper loose looking from below but the wet mossy rocks were extra sticky. Of course be careful but it's not as bad as it looks. The summit was as to be expected. Beautiful! Car to car took us five hours with picture stops and beer beaks. If you're in the area and get a good weather window this hike is a must. Have fun.

An easy scenic route for all ages.

5 months ago

Nice and easy walk

Awesome hike! Perfect to see the many different aspect of Ireland's natural habitat. You'll start out going through a paved/gravel path through the mossy woods that takes you around to a mountain side trail with great views of the ocean/city. Don't forget to stop off at some of the burial sites along the way, especially the Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb. In order to get there you need to go off the loop trail and down the mountain a ways, but it's worth it when you get there. Lastly, when you get to the Fairy Castle peak, even the most skeptical of hikers would be satisfied. Following this rolling green mountain ridge is everything that people want to see in an Ireland hike. We got lucky while up there and had some fog roll in creating a really awesome and eerie environment. The hike took us about 6 hours, but could be done in 4-5 if you're an experienced hiker. We usually like to keep it casual and take in the views. Be sure to finish the hike before sundown. The last portion is on a really tight and windy road that's not well catered to hikers. Safety first! Cheers!

hiking
5 months ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. It takes you through many different styles of Irish terrain and allows amazing views of both the vast valley's and blue ocean. There are no trail markers and no clearly defined paths at the beginning of the trail. Just line yourself up with the mountain peak and make your own way up. For the first 30 minutes or so, you're stepping around through marshes and trying not sink your boot into muck. I would definitely recommend high topped and waterproof boots if you don't have a nice set of gaiters. Don't let this messy start deter you from doing the hike. Every second is worth it. It's a short hike, but a steep incline, so be ready to take some breaks. With breathtaking views at every turn, I'm sure you'll find excuses to stop and take a look around. Cheers!

A tipical and beatiful walk for a Sunday afternoon. I realy love it when every thing is yellow by the whinbushes.

I started with climbing Bray head, and walked over the cliffs to Greystones. On the end of the path you can turn right that brings you to the road where you can go to Greystones, or you can climb down the rocks for maybe 2 meters and you will find a steep wild path that will bring you to the original cliff trail. I did the last one. Then I went back by the original cliff trail to Bray. But you can also take the DART.
Personaly, I find the upper trail over the cliffs more beautiful then the original trail.

walking
6 months ago

Great hike with lovely views and gorgeous weather!

Completed only a small portion on foot. The remaining bits, we drove, making stops along the way. Stunning scenery.

Super fun, beautiful views, red deer, and cultural sites.

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