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.

trail running
6 days ago

Incredible views of Lough Derg from the top. Steep hike up Tountinna but with the option of steps now in the places where previously it would have been most difficult.

trail running
6 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
6 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!

trail running
6 days ago

Panoramic views from the top, with waterfalls & occasional deer to view on the way up. Straightforward to cut it to a less intense approx 9km circular loop by cutting out the final trek to the top if the gradient gets too steep (just continue past the left turn that brings you towards the summit and you'll loop back to your starting point).

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

trail running
7 days ago

Flat easy to navigate trail, part grass, part stone trail with panoramic views of the Weir at the start of the Ardnacrusha electricity generation system (8 km closer to Limerick along the canal). Very relaxing.

Nice well paved river path that brings you close to the city centre with lovely bird viewing. Continue along O'Callahan Strand for duck & swan viewing & feeding, great for the kids, and onto Clancy's strand for the Treaty stone, King John's Castle and other historical sights.

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.

I have done Croagh Patrick a few times. It is an old pilgrim route and popular with all kinds of walkers. because of it's history and pilgrim Sunday I feel many people underestimate Croagh Patrick. People wear unsuitable clothing, footwear and do not go prepared for the weather which can change very quickly. As recent as last week in the midst of the hottest summer in 42 years the top was covered in cloud, it was cold and windy. 2 mile from car park to top, 2 hours up, 1.5 hours down. Easy to twist an ankle. Easy to suffer hypothermia. But a great walk if prepared properly.

hiking
9 days ago

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

Really beautiful place to spend most of the day.

Nice walk through the forestry.

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

hiking
17 days 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.

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...

I walk it daily and love it from the top you can see , Wicklow mountains, commetaghs, blackstairs to name but a few. lots of Forrest trails here too to get up and down.

easy for most of the trail. some uneven rocky bits particularly at the beginning of the Barnahulla 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.

hiking
21 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!

walking
25 days ago

Nice walk up, great views at the top. The signage could be much better getting there. Very hard to find without gps. Can imagine how pretty it would be if it had just rained because there are several water falls along the trek.

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

amazing for mountain bikers

Wonderfull city, nice peoples, instructive

Fabulous site and view, easy walk, eye candy.

walking
27 days ago

Beautiful weather, amazing scenery all before lunch.

Lovely walk today, the longest day of the year. Sun was shining. All fire roads. Nice pull up for the first half. Good views of Keeper Hill.

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

Walked from the carpark through the grave yard. Did the blue route-met very few hikers along this route until we reached the lough so perhaps not ideal for the lone walker from a saftey perspective, plenty of equally as good trials to choose from. Very enjoyable hike, tough given the humidity on the day. Good distance with steep steps toward the peek. The views and landscape are amoung the best in Ireland.

This is a great walk with incredible views and steeped in history. I personally would have enjoyed it more without all the boardwalk and gravel trail but I understand the desire to make it more accessible for tourism.

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